Seed Study - Dalea purpurea
Species: Dalea purpurea
Common name: purple prairie clover
Dalea purpurea – purple prairie clover
Average number of good seeds per gram bulk matter: 22 (10)
Average number of good seeds per gram cleaned: n.m.
Commercial estimates of seeds per gram: 639
Percent seed: 95-100
Percent live: n.m
Collection dates: August 25, 26 and 30
Collection effort: 23 grams in 6 person hours
Collection notes: Easy to collect once plants are found, but collect more than expected because of insect damage. Also beware of confusing this species with Dalea candida because they often grow together.
Cleaning notes: Bulk measurement included calyx and bad seed.