Taxon  Report   314    
Amorpha californica  Nutt.  var. californica 
California false indigo
Amorpha californica var. californica
© 2010 Dee E. Warenycia
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Amorpha californica var. californica
© 2010 Dee E. Warenycia
Amorpha californica var. californica
© 2015 Keir Morse
Amorpha californica var. californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Amorpha californica var. californica
© 2004 Aaron Schusteff
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Amorpha
Parent: Amorpha californica

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amorpha californica var. hispidula
More information about  Amorpha californica var. californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 21, 2019).