Tall Indigo Bush - False Indigo Bush
Amorpha fruticosa - Linnaeus
Fabaceae (Pea) Family

Other Names: Bastard Indigo and False Indigo.

Plant is a shrub. Its preferred habitat is stream edges. distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, pinnately compound, with leaflets oblong to elliptic, no teeth and no lobes.

The flowers are raceme clusters at the end of the flowering stem. The calyx is 5-lobed; one petal consisting of only the clawed banner. The color is purple to violet; ten stamens that extend beyond the corolla. Flowers occur in late spring.

Fruit is legume.

 

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