Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Dalea purpurea

Family: Leguminosae

Common name: INDIGO BUSH

Native to: Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Southern Canada, Texas


Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 3 feet

Max width: 2 feet




green, light


Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: dry, moderate