Dalea aurea

Common Name:  Golden Aurea, Silk-top Dalea

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Dalea aurea inflorescence.jpg (33991 bytes) Dalea aurea flowers.jpg (26362 bytes)
inflorescence--members of the genus Dalea have flowers that are tightly packed into an elongate inflorescence, such as that seen here.  Can you tell which way the flowers open--from top to bottom, or vice versa? flowers--Dalea aurea is a papilionoid legume (can you tell this from the pictures?), but the flowers are reduced
Dalea aurea habit.jpg (119036 bytes) Dalea aurea leaves.jpg (20516 bytes)
habit leaves