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Emory Dalea

Natural History

Emory Dalea is a member of the Pea Family. The plant grows to 3 feet in height and has grayish-green, felty leaves which grow in clusters of 1-13 leaflets to 2 inches in length. The plant typically grows in sandy areas and on mesas at elevations below 500 feet.

The Emory Dalea at right was photographed in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson.

Emory Dalea blooms between March - April and produces purple, pea-like flowers that grow from a spherical flower head to 0.25 inches in length.

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