Page author: David Giblin
Amorpha fruticosa
false indigo-bush

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest and along the Columbia River in Washington; Washington to California, east across much of North America, including eastern Canada.

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, wastelots, and often along streams, rivers and other riparian corridors.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Introduced from eastern North America, where native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, butterflies


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Accepted Name:
Amorpha fruticosa L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 713. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amorpha angustifolia (Pursh) F.E. Boynton
Amorpha bushii Rydb.
Amorpha croceolanata P. Watson
Amorpha curtissii Rydb.
Amorpha dewinkeleri Small
Amorpha occidentalis Abrams
Amorpha tennesseensis Shuttlew. ex Kunze
Amorpha virgata Small
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Amorpha fruticosa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Amorpha fruticosa checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Amorpha fruticosa information.

E-Flora BC: Amorpha fruticosa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Amorpha fruticosa photos.

USDA Plants: Amorpha fruticosa information.

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