- Amorpha fruticosa
name = "Amorpha fruticosa"
image_width = 210px
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
genus = "
species = "A. fruitcosa"
binomial = "Amorpha fruticosa"
binomial_authority = L.
synonyms = "Amorpha angustifolia"
"Amorpha fruticosa" is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by several common names, including desert false indigo and bastard indigobush. It is found throughout eastern Canada, northern Mexico, and most of the continental United States, but it is probably naturalized in western areas. It is also present as an introduced species in Europe, Asia, and other continents. It is often cultivated as an
ornamental plantand some wild populations may be descended from garden escapees. This is a glandular, thornless shrubwhich can reach 5 or 6 meters in height and spread to twice that in width. It is somewhat variable in morphology. The leaves are made up of many hairy, oval-shaped, spine-tipped leaflets. The inflorescenceis a spike-shaped racemeof many flowers, each with a single purple petal and ten protruding stamens with yellow anthers. The fruit is a legumepod containing one or two seeds.
* [http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?3691,3713,3717 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMFR USDA Plants Profile]
* [http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?2937 GRIN Species Profile]
* [http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=photos_index&where-taxon=Amorpha+fruticosa Photo gallery]
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