Indigo-bush Amorpha

 

Description

Indigo-Bush Amorpha

Legume Family: Leguminosae

Latin Name: Amorpha fruticosa
Longevity: Perennial
Season: Warm
Origin: Native
Value:
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poor(Toxic)

Remarks:

Also known as, “False indigo” and “Bastard indigo”. This is a medium sized shrub, often clumped, branching, growing up to 18 feet tall. Flowers May to June with the fruit maturing in August. Prefers moist woods or stream banks, often on calcareous soils. Bobwhite quail eat the seeds. Livestock seldom eat this plant, and it is reported as poisonous to them.

Source: USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
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