Amorpha californica var. napensis Amorpha californica ssp. napensis - Napa False Indigo by pete@eastbaywilds.com.
Common Name Indigo Bush
Latin Name Amorpha californica
Native Habitat Non-wetlands 0 to 6,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width To 6 feet x 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green  deciduous
Garden Suitability Butterfly, Fragrance, Thornless
Ornamental Value Violet flowers in spring, fragrant, attracts butterflies
Nature Value Larval flower to California state butterfly, the California Dogface
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/amorpha-californica
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/99371/
    Images and data http://www.researchlearningcenter.com/bloom/species/Amorpha_californica_californica.htm
    Documentary of Dogface butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPGrmBESSTU
    Data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Amorpha_californica
    Data http://www.calfloranursery.com/pages_main/habitatinfo.html
    Distribution, images, and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=315
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AMCA5
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