White Prairie Clover

White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida) can be found blooming in grassy upland areas during the summer here in southern Arizona.

White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida)

White Prairie Clover is very similar to the similarly named Whiteflower Prairie Clover (Dalea albiflora), which is also found here, but its leaves and stems are hairless, unlike the fuzzy leaves and stems of Whiteflower Prairie Clover.

White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida)

Both of these white-flowered Prairie Clovers are excellent flowers for attracting butterflies, probably the best that I've ever seen. Whenever I see either of these native prairie wildflowers blooming alongside the road, I will pull over and grab my camera and macro lens, knowing that I will likely get butterfly photos.

I have seen White Prairie Clover (Dalea candida) seeds for sale, and I would highly recommend them for your butterfly garden. This attractive, easy to grow plant is native to quite a few U.S. states. White Prairie Clover likes full sun and will tolerate some drought.