Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

White Prairie Clover

Dalea candida
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: White
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 3
Hardy To Zone: 9
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Cover
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

3 to
4
feet

Spread:

2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 3 to
4
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Size
Height: 3 to
4
feet
Spread: 2 to
3
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Wonderful plant to compliment other native perennials in the garden and to attract butterflies.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun to light shade, average, moderate or high moisture soils. A very adaptable plant.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

This member of the legume family is known for its tall, slender, showy upright clump habit, with fine textured green leaves that are larger than the purple prairie clover. The showy clusters of white flowers that appear like ‘buttons’, opening from the bottom upward. The clumps bloom from June-Sept., often a week later than the purple prairie clover. Seedheads persist for winter interest. Adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproots. A true beauty whose blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies!

Where Should I Start?

Check out the Grow Native! Committee’s Top Ten picks of native plants for a particular purpose.

What’s the Next Step?

Picked out your plants? View our Resource Guide of garden centers, seed sources, landscapers, education resources, and more!

Where Can I Find This Plant in Nature?

Learn about the Native Environment(s) inhabited by the plants in this database.

Support the Grow Native! Program