flowers overview Feather Indigobush with fruits - Dalea formosa
Common Name Feather Dalea, Feather Plume
Latin Name Dalea formosa
Native Habitat Sage brush, pinon pine, yellow pine forests between 3,000 feet and 6,000 feet in southwest
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width Maximum 2 feet 4 feet, usually 1 foot X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Mountain, Sonoran, Songbird
Ornamental Value Bloom March to September with small purple and white or cream flowers, good ground cover
Nature Value Browse for deer and antelope
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/dalea.html
    Images and data http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~plants-c/bio414/species%20pages/dalea%20formosa.htm
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/DtoF/daleaform.htm
    Seeds, images and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1257
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DAFO
    Data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Dalea_formosa.html
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