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.[3]

Varieties: one.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5] It is found in dry-mesic to wet-mesic prairies.[4]


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

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Weakley AS (2015) Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  2. 2.0 2.1 USDA NRCS (2016) The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 02 February 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Orzell SL, Bridges EL (2006) Floristic composition of the south-central Florida dry prairie landscape. Florida Ecosystem 1(3):123-133.
  5. Hainds, M. J. (1995). Legume population dynamics in a frequently burned longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Master of Science Thesis, Auburn University. 111 pages.