Amorpha fruticosa L.
Indigo bush, False indigo bush, False indigo, Desert false indigo
Fabaceae (Pea Family)USDA Symbol: AMFR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: Medina River Ranch, Gate 9, 200 m inside the gate.
Habitat: Damp alkaline soil. Understory of Cornus, Quercus, & Sapindus.
Description: Erect, 2 m shrub, much branched. Branches & foliage w/short appressed hairs, mostly near petiolule & lower midvein of leaflets. Petiole to 2 cm. Leaflets 15+, proximately paired, to 15x35 cm, ovate-lanceolate, rounded basally, rounded/acute apically, medium green above, lighter & gland dotted below. Infloresence; terminal spikes, 6-11 cm long. Banner dark blue.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jun 6, 1992
Specimen number: 442
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0651
Accession Date: Feb 22, 1994
Accession Number: 48 Annotations: SCXXM