OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha fruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-005:
Amorpha fruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush


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image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_amfr_001_lvd

        

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_amfr_011_lvd

        

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1819

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Leaflets (7)9-23(31) per leaf; petiole usually > width of contiguous leaflets, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1821

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Racemes dense, 7-15cm long, with violet-purple flowers 6-8mm long, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1824

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Shrub 1.5-4m tall, usually bushy and much branched, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_amorpha_fruticosa

May        

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

JK Marlow    jkm100606_015

June    Union County    SC

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

JK Marlow    jkm081103_065

November    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Fruit a 1 or 2-seeded, 1/4", curved, glabrous legume, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Amorpha fruticosa, False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush, False Indigo-bush

JK Marlow    jkm081103_078

November    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amorpha fruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-18-005:
Amorpha fruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

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Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Riverbanks, forests, woodlands, marsh edges, sometimes in disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 13-35 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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