Taxon  Report   316 
Amorpha fruticosa  L.
Desert indigobush,  Western false indigo
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
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Amorpha fruticosa
© 2003 Jennifer Forman
Amorpha fruticosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Amorpha fruticosa
© 2006 Chet Blackburn
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Amorpha
Communities:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Amorpha angustifolia
PLANTS: Amorpha tennesseensis
PLANTS: Amorpha occidentalis
PLANTS: Amorpha occidentalis var. emarginata
PLANTS: Amorpha occidentalis var. arizonica
PLANTS: Amorpha fruticosa var. tennesseensis
PLANTS: Amorpha fruticosa var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Amorpha fruticosa var. oblongifolia
PLANTS: Amorpha fruticosa var. emarginata
PLANTS: Amorpha fruticosa var. croceolanata
PLANTS: Amorpha fruticosa var. angustifolia
PLANTS: Amorpha dewinkeleri
PLANTS: Amorpha curtissii
PLANTS: Amorpha croceolanata
PLANTS: Amorpha bushii
PLANTS: Amorpha virgata
More information about  Amorpha fruticosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 28, 2016).

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