Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha herbacea var. herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha herbacea var. herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-001:
Amorpha herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Leadplant, Dwarf Indigo-bush, Clusterspike Indigo-bush


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Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods, sandhills, other open forests and disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains & NC Piedmont)

 

full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 11-37 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Blue-violet/ Whitish
Usually bisexual
5-lobed calyx
1 petal
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Amorpha herbacea var. herbacea   FAMILY Fabaceae

Leadplant, Dwarf Indigo-bush, Clusterspike Indigo-bush