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Amorpha canescens

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, poor, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: June, July, August, September

Bloom Color: purple, blue

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Flowers of Amorpha canescens (leadplant)
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  • Flowers of Amorpha canescens (leadplant)
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Description

Amorpha canescens

Also known as:

leadplant

,

leadplant amorpha

,

prairie shoestring

Scientific Synonyms:

Amorpha brachycarpa

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, CO, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WI, WY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae Pea family
Genus Amorpha false indigo
Species Amorpha canescens leadplant