One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Prairie Clover, Dalea (Petalostemum) purpurea, I think it's purpurea
This is a pretty little plant and loves the hot dry front bed along the street. I started this plant from seed 4 years ago and they're finally flowering. It isn't spectacular but there's something about it. Two inch long racemes sit atop wiry stems a bit more than a foot long.