Taxon  Report   316    
Amorpha fruticosa  L.
Desert indigobush,  Western false indigo
Amorpha fruticosa
© 2006 Chet Blackburn
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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
© 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   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).