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Whitetassels
Dalea carnea var. carnea
Fabaceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes: A somewhat rare understory component of pine rocklands and mesic flatwoods.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.

Description: Small to medium herbaceous wildflower with fine textured foliage.

Dimensions: Typically 6-18 inches in height. Spreading and forming small, open patches.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Georgia and Florida south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Pinelands.

Soils: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: High; does not require any supplemental water once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Pink.

Flower Characteristics: Showy inflorescence.

Flowering Season: Summer.

Fruit: Inconspicuous pod (legume).


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley


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