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Amorpha roemeriana Scheele
Roemer's false indigo
USDA Symbol: AMRO2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The genus name, from the Greek amorphos (formless or deformed), alludes to the fact that the flower, with only a single petal (the banner or standard), is unlike the typical pea flowers of the family.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr
TX Native Habitat: Endemic
to Edwards Plateau. Moist limestone soils. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Conditions Comments: Perhaps showier than other Amorpha species. Propagate by cuttings, utilizing rooting hormone to initiate.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
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Record Modified: 2008-11-24
Research By: NPC