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Amorpha californica

Amorpha californica Nutt.

California False Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea family)


USDA Symbol: AMCA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACU
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 californica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amorpha californica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amorpha californica


Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: JAM

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