Dalea formosa Prairie Smoke
DECIDUOUS SHRUB. A small shrub with pinnate leaves on thin gray
twigs. Flowers are bright pink, yellow, and white, with plumed calyces
that give the plant a fluffy, delicate look. Blooms in March-May.
In the Empires, common but restricted to limestone and marble, often in
dry places where few other plants will grow.
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)