Purple prairie clover
A brilliant purple flower spike that blooms in July through September is found in dry prairies. The slender stem stand 2 feet tall with very narrow alternate leaves.
Purple prairie clover is a legume and is an important nitrogen-fixing plant. It is highly palatable to cattle and used in grazing. The fruit is a 1-2 seeded pod. Native bees and honeybees are known pollinators of purple prairie clover.