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Amorpha herbacea

Amorpha herbacea Walter

Clusterspike false indigo, Cluster-spike Indigobush

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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USDA Symbol: AMHE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Amorpha herbacea has whitish to blue-violet flowers in fan-like masses on top of the plant and gray-downy foliage with up to 40 leaflets.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , SC
Native Habitat: Edges of sub-xeric sand hills, scrub, scrubby flatwoods.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amorpha herbacea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amorpha herbacea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amorpha herbacea

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-10-29
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