Lead-plant Amorpha

 

Description

Lead-plant Amorpha

Legume Family: Leguminosae

Latin Name: Amorpha canescens
Longevity: Perennial
Season: Warm
Origin: Native
Value:
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poor

Remarks:

Also known as “Shoe-strings” and “Spicebush”. The name, “Lead-plant” refers to the leaden hue of the leaves. This is an erect or ascending shrub 1–3 1/2 ft. tall, leafy to the base, more or less densely gray-canescent throughout. Flowers June to July. Adapted to sandy or gravelly soils in sunny places. This plant is useful as wildlife food, but is rarely grazed by livestock.

Source: USDA-NRCS

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
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