Taxon  Report   316 
Amorpha fruticosa  L.
desert indigobush,  western false indigo
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
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2003 Jennifer Forman
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Amorpha
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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
 Information about  Amorpha fruticosa  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 26, 2015).

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