Dalea pinnata

summer farewell

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

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Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.5-3 ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      black,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden where it is very showy in late summer/early fall.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


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Attracts pollinators. Birds and other small wildlife consume seeds (in pods). Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).
Native Habitats: Dry flatwoods, sandhill, scrub. This species can be seen at the Starkey Wilderness Preserve in Pasco County.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Three species occur in Florida. Please plant your local variety.