Taxon  Report   2607    
Dalea ornata  (Hook.) Eaton & J. Wright
Blue mountain prairie clover,  Ornate dalea
Dalea ornata
© 1990 Gary A. Monroe
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Dalea ornata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washingtom.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Dalea ornata
© 1985 Gary A. Monroe
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Dalea
Communities: Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Petalostemon ornatus
More information about  Dalea ornata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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 19, 2019).