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Digital Herbaria

Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa L.

Indigo Bush, False Indigo Bush, False Indigo, Desert False Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Amorpha fruticosa

Bastard Indigo


Location: Medina River Ranch, Gate 9, 200 m inside the gate.
Latitude: 0.000000

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.

County: Medina
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

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