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    Author(s): Corey L. Gucker; Nancy L. Shaw
    Date: 2019
    Source: Searls’ prairie clover; Dalea searlsiae; native plants; native seed production; plant ecology; restoration; revegetation; seed technology; seeding; wildflowers
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Dalea searlsiae (A. Gray) Barneby is commonly called Searls’ prairie clover. This species belongs to the Fabaceae or pea or legume family, Amorpheae tribe, Kuhnistera section, and Compactae series (Barneby 1977). Searls’ prairie clover was named after Fanny Searls, a 19-yearold botanist who first collected the species in 1871 in southeastern Nevada (Tiehm cited in Belofsky et al. 2014).

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    Gucker, Corey L.; Shaw, Nancy L. 2019. Searls’ prairie clover (Dalea searlsiae). In: Gucker, Corey L.; Shaw, Nancy L., eds. Western forbs: Biology, ecology, and use in restoration. Reno, NV: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange; Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Online:


    Searls’ prairie clover, Dalea searlsiae, native plants, native seed production, plant ecology, restoration, revegetation, seed technology, seeding, wildflowers

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