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Plant Details

Amorpha herbacea

Dwarf Indigo Bush, Clusterspike False Indigo

Scientific Name:

Amorpha herbacea

Common Name:

Dwarf Indigo Bush, Clusterspike False Indigo

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

blue-violet to white

Size in Feet:

1 - 4.5

Light:

sun to part-shade

Bloom Time:

May - July

Bloom Area:

common on Coast, rare in Piedmont & Mountains

Habitat Description:

Pine flatwoods and sandy river terraces

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Larval host for silver spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) and southern dogface (Zerene cesonia) butterflies. Attract pollinators, especially native bees.

Dwarf Indigo Bush

Dwarf Indigo Bush grows in pine savannas and flatwoods, sandhills, open forests and disturbed sites.

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Paynter, Wilmington, April 22, 2012

Flower

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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