Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Amorpha fruticosa L. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

James R. Manhart

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Kurt Stüber
Family Fabaceae
Amorpha fruticosa L.
desert indigo-bush, false indigo, indigo-bush
Amorpha: from a Greek word amorphos signifying "deformed," an allusion to the single petal of the flower
fruticosa: from Latin frutex, "a shrub," therefore, shrubby, bushy
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3'-12' tall shrub
Flower: purple, 5-parted; blooms June-July
Habitat: riverbanks
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Amorpha angustifolia (Pursh) F.E.Boynton
Amorpha arizonica Rydb.
Amorpha bushii Rydb.
Amorpha croceolanata P.Watson
Amorpha curtissii Rydb.
Amorpha dewinkeleri Small
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. angustifolia Pursh
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. angustifolia Pursh f. angustifolia
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. angustifolia Pursh f. glabrata E.J.Palmer
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. angustifolia Pursh f. latior Fassett
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. croceolanata (P.Watson) P.Watson ex Mouillef.
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. emarginata Pursh
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. oblongifolia E.J.Palmer
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. occidentalis (Abrams) Kearney & Peebles
Amorpha fruticosa L. var. tennesseensis (Shuttlew. ex Kunze) E.J.Palmer
Amorpha occidentalis Abrams
Amorpha occidentalis Abrams var. arizonica (Rydb.) E.J.Palmer
Amorpha occidentalis Abrams var. emarginata (Pursh) E.J.Palmer
Amorpha tennesseensis Shuttlew. ex Kunze
Amorpha virgata Small

         
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