Overview of Dalea greggii used as a ground cover ground cover
Common Name Gregg dalea, Trailing indigobush
Latin Name Dalea greggii
Native Habitat Rocky slopes between 2,000 and 4,500 feet in the Chihuahuan Desert
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water None to twice per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 2 X 10 feet, usual 1 foot X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Wiry stems discourage some browsers
Leaves Evergreen, silver, cold deciduous
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Thornless, Moonlight, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Purple flowers in spring to fall, fragrant, silver foliage, ground cover
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees; larval plant for butterflies
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Dalea_greggii.html
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Dalea_greggii.html
    Images and data http://aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/daleagregg.htm
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/DtoF/daleagre.htm
    Images and data http://www.sbs.utexas.edu/mbierner/bio406D/images/pics/fab/Dalea_greggii.htm
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DAGR2
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