Feay’s Prairieclover – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Feay’s Prairieclover

Dalea feayi
feay's prairieclover photo by Mary Kleim
Feay’s Prairieclover photo by Mary Kleim

Feay’s prairieclover is a low-growing shrub with a distinct rounded growth habit. You’ll find this wild weed in sandhills and other scrubby habitats. Flowering in late spring through early fall, this plant will be covered in hundreds of fluffy pink flower balls. Native bees are frequent visitors, along with other pollinators.

These orb-like flowers are composed of 20 or more tiny pink flowers which each bear 5 stamens. Stems are woody and branched, seeds are born in reddish-brown flattened legumes.

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://flawildflowers.org/flower-friday-dalea-feayi/

Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/


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Posted: April 1, 2022

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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