White Prairie Clover
Herb: White Prairie Clover
Latin name: Dalea candida
Synonyms: Petalostemon candidum
Medicinal use of White Prairie Clover:The roots have been chewed to bring relief from the pain of toothaches etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry desert and alluvial soils to 2000 metres. Prairies and open wods on sandy, clayey and rocky soils.
Edible parts of White Prairie Clover:Root - raw or chewed for its pleasant sweet flavour. Eaten as a delicacy by children. A tea-like beverage is made from the dried leaves.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and sow in early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.
Cultivation of White Prairie Clover:Dry desert and alluvial soils to 2000 metres. Prairies and open wods on sandy, clayey and rocky soils.
Known hazards of Dalea candida:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.