desert indigo-bush, false indigo, indigo-bush
[Amorpha angustifolia (Pursh) F.E.Boynton, more...]
Etymology: Amorpha: from a Greek word amorphos signifying "deformed," an allusion to the single petal of the flower
Plants: erect, perennial, 3'-12' tall shrub
Flowers: purple, 5-parted; blooms June-July
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"