Amorpha roemeriana Scheele
Roemer's False Indigo
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Amorpha texana
USDA Symbol: AMRO2
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Native Habitat: Endemic to Edwards Plateau. Moist limestone soils.
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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 1 - Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Amorpha roemeriana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amorpha roemeriana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amorpha roemeriana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-10-13
Research By: NPC