Dalea albida

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Dalea albida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Dalea
Species: D. albida
Binomial name
Dalea albida
Torr. & A. Gray
Natural range of Dalea albida from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common Name: white-tassels[1][2]

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: D. carnea var. albida(Torrey & A. Gray) Barneby; Petalostemon albidus(Torrey & A. Gray) Small[1][2]


Dalea albida is a dioecious perennial that grows as a forb/herb or a subshrub.[2]


This species occurs from eastern Georgia, westward to southeast Alabama, and southward to northern peninsular Florida.[1]



D. albida is found in pinelands.[1] It also occurs in central Florida glades where it has a 5% frequency.[3] It was found to be among the most cold-hardy legumes found in southern Georgia, where it persists through repeated frosts and was present in January and February field surveys.[4]


In the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, flowering occurs from July through November.[1]

Conservation and Management

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Weakley AS (2015) Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 USDA NRCS (2016) The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 02 February 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
  3. Orzell SL, Bridges EL (2006) Floristic composition of the south-central Florida dry prairie landscape. Florida Ecosystem 1(3):123-133.
  4. Hainds, M. J. (1995). Legume population dynamics in a frequently burned longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Master of Science Thesis, Auburn University. 111 pages.