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Amorpha fruticosa

Amorpha fruticosa
desert false indigo

Common name desert false indigo
Family fabaceae
Life cycle shrub
Flowers purple
Cultural notes likes moist soil

Pea-family shrub native to the eastern half of the United States. It has also colonized in the western half, and is considered a noxious weed in Washington. Our single specimen, grown from seed a number of years ago, still lives in our holding zone. Just this year, it shot up to all of a sudden become a lanky adolescent shrub - and is blooming with its odd lax spikes.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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