Amorpha fruticosa (Indigo bush) #17890  
Common Name Desert False Indigo
Latin Name Amphora fruticosa
Native Habitat California forests and chaparral 0 to 7,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 6 X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Bright green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Small purple flowers on 3 inch spike, frangrance of guava, pineapple, lavender
Nature Value Nectar for hummingbirds and bees, nesting, seeds eaten by birds, larval plant for California Dogface butterfly
Native American Uses Seeds ground into flour
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