Monday, May 17, 2010

Plant of the Week

Indigo bush
Amorpha fruticosa L.
other common names: false indigo, bastard indigo, river locust, wild indigo
Amorpha: from Greek amorphos, meaning generally “without shape,” referring to the flower with only one petal
Fruticosa: meaning “shrubby”
Legume family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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