Calflora
Taxon  Report   316    
Amorpha fruticosa  L.
Desert indigobush,  Western false indigo
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2006 Chet Blackburn
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2003 Jennifer Forman
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2015 Keir Morse
Amorpha fruticosa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Amorpha fruticosa
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Amorpha
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amorpha angustifolia
PLANTS: Amorpha tennesseensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Amorpha occidentalis
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More information about  Amorpha fruticosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMFR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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