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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Feather Plume   Dalea formosa    
Pea family — Fabaceae

Also known as:
Indigo Bush, Feather Dalea

Slides: (click for larger view)


Feather dalea is one of the most nondescript low shrubs imaginable until flowering transforms it into a mass of rose-pink or rose-purple. The fragrant flowers can appear any time from April through September, depending on conditions. Feather dalea is a very common shrub of dry, rocky hillsides and shallow soils in various parts of the western half of the state.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, September

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