Amorpha fruticosa

ClassificationFlowering Plants
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
SpeciesAmorpha fruticosa L.
Common NameFalse indigo bush
Growth HabitShrub
Plant Notes**
C value 3
StatusNative, FACW (NWPL)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Subspecies and Varieties

Not applicable or data not available.


SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Amorpha angustifolia Amorpha angustifolia (Pursh) Boynt.  
Amorpha bushii Amorpha bushii Rydb.  
Amorpha croceolanata Amorpha croceolanata P.W. Wats.  
Amorpha curtissii Amorpha curtissii Rydb.  
Amorpha dewinkeleri Amorpha dewinkeleri Small  
Amorpha fruticosa var. angustifolia Amorpha fruticosa var. angustifolia Pursh  
Amorpha fruticosa var. croceolanata Amorpha fruticosa var. croceolanata (P.W. Wats.) P.W. Wats. ex Mouillef.  
Amorpha fruticosa var. emarginata Amorpha fruticosa var. emarginata Pursh  
Amorpha fruticosa var. oblongifolia Amorpha fruticosa var. oblongifolia Palmer  
Amorpha fruticosa var. occidentalis Amorpha fruticosa var. occidentalis (Abrams) Kearney & Peebles  
Amorpha fruticosa var. tennesseensis Amorpha fruticosa var. tennesseensis (Shuttlw. ex Kunze) Palmer  
Amorpha occidentalis Amorpha occidentalis Abrams  
Amorpha occidentalis var. arizonica Amorpha occidentalis var. arizonica (Rydb.) Palmer  
Amorpha occidentalis var. emarginata Amorpha occidentalis var. emarginata (Pursh) Palmer  
Amorpha tennesseensis Amorpha tennesseensis Shuttlw. ex Kunze  
Amorpha virgata Amorpha virgata Small  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on an accession number to view full details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Gibson, Posey, Vigo

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: BUT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1927 - 1939

Accession No. (click for full details) County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
30435 Vigo 31 May 1936 Charles C. Deam
Amorpha fruticosa L.
30434 Gibson 31 May 1936 Charles C. Deam
Amorpha fruticosa L.
10574 Posey 29 May 1932 J. E. Potzger
Amorpha fruticosa L.
1587 Posey 13 May 1927 Ray C. Friesner
Amorpha fruticosa L.
47411 Posey 14 May 1939 Ray C. Friesner
Amorpha fruticosa L.
28409 Posey 15 Jun 1935 Ray C. Friesner
Amorpha fruticosa L.
4896 Posey 05 Sep 1930 Ray C. Friesner
Amorpha fruticosa L.
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