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
© 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
© 2006 Chet Blackburn
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Amorpha
Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Amorpha angustifolia
PLANTS: Amorpha tennesseensis
ICPN + 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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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:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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