OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha confusa   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha georgiana var. confusa   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-003?:
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Savanna Indigo-bush


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image of Amorpha confusa, Savanna Indigo-bush

Jim Fowler    jaf_amorpha_confusa01

August    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Standards are an intense (rarely light) bright blue, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Amorpha confusa, Savanna Indigo-bush

Jim Fowler    jaf_amorpha_confusa02

August    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

The racemes are mostly panicled, (1)3-5(8) per flowering branch, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amorpha confusa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha georgiana var. confusa   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-003?:
Amorpha georgiana   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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2616

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Habitat: Longleaf pine savannas. A. confusa is restricted to moist loamy savannas, especially on the foreston soil series, a habitat now largely destroyed by fire suppression, real estate development, and conversion of longleaf pine savannas to pine tree farms, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 13-numerous leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bright blue
Usually bisexual
5-lobed calyx
1 petal
10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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