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!
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
White Prairie Clover
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
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