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Sonoran Desert Plants
Dalea mollissima (Soft Prairie Clover)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: sandy areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate
Flower Color: violet or indigo or blue
Flowering Period: year round
Spines: spineless
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 26 (13.1 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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