Common Name: Summer Farewell
Latin Name: Dalea pinnata var. pinnata
Habit: A perennial wildflower that grows to a height of about three feet.
Leaves: Alternate, pinnately compound, and linear in shape.
Flowers: White flowers appear in the summer and fall.
Habitat: Dry flatwoods, pine stands, sandhills and Florida scrub.
Landscape: Grows in part shade to full sun with average moisture.
Range: Native to the following states (the lower 48): AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY.
Wildlife use: Bees, beetles, flies, and butterflies use the flowers as a nectar source.
Songbirds and quail eat the seeds.
Summer farewell is a larval host plant for the southern dogface butterfly.