BASTARD FALSE INDIGO (Amorpha fruticosa)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: BASTARD FALSE INDIGO (Amorpha fruticosa)

Pretty shrub with somewhat lacey leaves and showy spiked flowers.

Larval host: southern dogface (Zerene cesonia), gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus), and silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus).

Learn: http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/amorpha-fruticosa

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Amorpha+fruticosa

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