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Amorpha fruticosa

Common Name(s):
Bastard indigo, Indigo bush, Indigo bush amorpha
Cultivar(s):
Dark Lance
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Flowers attract butterflies; spread easily by seeds and can become invasive; tolerate poor site conditions; leaf out late in spring; develop foliage disease problems

Height:
6-15 in.
Foliage:
Bright green leaves; modest yellow fall color
Flower:
Narrow, 8 to 20 in. racemes of deep purple flowers with gold stamens in summer; small, warty, kidney-shaped seed pods
Zones:
4 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types; does well in poor, dry soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Leggy; most of the leaves occur on the upper one-third of the plant
Exposure:
Sun; range of soil types; does well in poor dry soil
Width:
5-15 in.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 439

Amorpha fruticosa flowers & habit
Matt Fletcher, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Amorpha fruticosa Leaves
Peganum, CC-BY-SA-2.0