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Panicled Amorpha, Panicled Indigo-bush, False Indigo, Wild Indigo
Amorpha paniculata

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Amorpha paniculata is a stout shrub that grows in deep acid woodlands in East Texas. It is distinguished from other Amorpha species by its fuzzy leaflets with prominent raised veins underneath, and the flower panicles, which are 8 to 16 inches long and slender, held above the foliage.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: blue - purple

Blooming Period: summer

Fruit Characteristics: small pod with numerous gland-dots

Height: 6 to 9 feet

Width: to 8 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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