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Amorpha fruticosa

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

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 6'-10'

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: orange, violet, purple, blue

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts butterflies, bog plant, colonizing, drought tolerant, emergent, fragrant flowers, naturalizing, pond margin plant, rock garden plant, stream margin plant, water garden plant

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)
  • Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)
  • Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)
  • Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)
  • Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

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Description

Amorpha fruticosa

Also known as:

desert false indigo

,

false indigo

,

indigo bush

,

false indigo bush

Scientific Synonyms:

Amorpha angustifolia, Amorpha bushii, Amorpha croceolanata, Amorpha curtissii, Amorpha occidentalis, Amorpha tennesseensis, Amorpha virgata

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, 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 fruticosa desert false indigo