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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Psorothamnus fremontii var. fremontii
Psorothamnus fremontii (Torr. ex A. Gray) Barneby var. fremontii
Fremont indigo bush, Fremont's dalea
Synonym(s): Dalea fremontii, Dalea fremontii var. johnsonii
USDA Symbol: PSFRF
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Fremont indigo bush is an intricately branched, 2-6 ft. shrub with pinnate leaves, whitish stems, and dark purple-blue, pea-like flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, UT Native Distribution:
Inyo Co., CA
to n.w. AZ
& s. UT Native Habitat:
communities; 2500-4500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationSeed Collection: Collect the pods when they are beginning to dry. Separate seeds from pods before sowing or storage. Fumigate seeds before storage.
Seed Treatment: Seeds require no pretreatment for germination.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff