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Purple Prairie Clover|
Petalostemum purpureum (Fabaceae)
An upright perennial variety native to the north central portion of the United States. The unique lavender-purple flowers are concentrated on slender cones at the ends of wiry stems. The blooms begin to open from the base of the cone and slowly ascend to the tip. Prefers sandy or well-drained soils in full sun.
Average planting success with this species: 60%