Taxon  Report   2606 
Dalea mollissima  (Rydb.) Munz
Downy dalea,  Silky dalea, Soft prairie clover
Dalea mollissima
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
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Dalea mollissima
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Dalea mollissima
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Dalea mollissima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Dalea mollissima
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Dalea
Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Dalea mollis var. mollissima
PLANTS: Dalea neomexicana ssp. mollissima
More information about  Dalea mollissima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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