Dalea sabinalis (S.Watson) Shinners

Sabinal prairie-clover



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Kuhnistera sabinalis (S.Watson) A.Heller; Petalostemon sabinale S.Watson


Conservation Status

Extinct (Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022)

Last record: 1950-1960

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


This species has been identified as one of the 50 best candidates for de-extinction, ranking 7/50 (Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022).



Edwards Plateau, Texas, USA


Biology & Ecology










Albani Rocchetti, G., Carta, A., Mondoni, A. et al. (2022). Selecting the best candidates for resurrecting extinct-in-the-wild plants from herbaria. Nature Plants 8: 1385-1393. [Supplementary Tables S1-S6]

Carr, W. R. (2004). An Annotated List of the G3/T3 and Rarer Plant Taxa of Texas. The Nature Conservancy of Texas.

Contu, S. (2012). Dalea sabinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T19891725A20051146. Downloaded on 27 December 2015.

Knapp, Wesley M. et al. (2020). Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology. doi:

Poole, J.M., Carr, W.R., Price, D.M. and Singhurst, J.R. (2007). Rare Plants of Texas. Texas A & M University Press, Texas.

Watson, S. (1885). Contribution to American Botany. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 21: 448. Boston.