Taxon  Report   313    
Amorpha californica  Nutt.
California false indigo,  False indigo, Mock locust
Amorpha californica
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Amorpha californica
© 2010 Dee E. Warenycia
Amorpha californica
© 2015 Keir Morse
Amorpha californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Amorpha californica
© 1999 Doreen L. Smith
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Amorpha
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Northern Oak Woodland

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Amorpha californica
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).