Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Dalea leporina
Foxtail dalea, Fox-tail prairie-clover, Foxtail prairie clover, Hare's-foot dalea
Taxonomy

Synonyms: Dalea pedunculata, Dalea lagopus, Dalea alopecuroides

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta
    • Magnoliopsida

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

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Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: North America

Species Description

General: Dicot-herb, annual

Roots: primary

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; compound, pinnately leaf type; entire leaf margin; Pinnate leaf venation; linear leaf shape

Inflorescence: spike

Flowers: perfect; 5 merous; complete, irregular; red, white; perigynous ovary position

Fruit: legume

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed in fields, roadsides.

ILPIN Notes: Form - seeds, plants. Seed company no. 2, 6, 61. Species has dense spikes; numerous leaflets. Species was introduced from western states. Leaflets 5-7.

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Wildlife and Livestock Information:

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Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

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