Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on riverbanks, in forests, woodlands, marsh edges, sometimes in disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

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

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 (1968) 098-18-005:
Amorpha fruticosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush