Taxon  Report   2606    
Dalea mollissima  (Rydb.) Munz
Downy dalea,  Silky dalea, Soft prairie clover
Dalea mollissima
© 2005 Steve Matson
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Dalea mollissima
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Dalea
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Dalea mollis var. mollissima
PLANTS: Dalea neomexicana ssp. mollissima
More information about  Dalea mollissima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).