Thursday, February 25, 2010

Plant of the Week

Lead plant
Amorpha canescens Pursh
other common names: prairie shoestring, wild tea
Amorpha: from the Greek amorphos, meaning generally “without shape” or “deformed,” in reference to the flower, which has only one petal
Canescens: from Latin, meaning “gray hairy”
Legume family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

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