“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
leaves divided into typically 7 dull, narrow leaflets, each up to 1 1/4-inches long and less than 1/4-inch wide
up to 2 feet
May to October
This finely leaved plant has a single or, perhaps, a few stem rising from a common base. The flowers, crowded into cylindrical spikes, bloom first at the bottom and progress upwards along the column.
Plant is taller and more open than purple prairie clover and blooms slightly later. It is common on glades, savannas and dry prairies and is a good food source for wildlife and livestock.