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Amorpha fruticosa L.
Bastard indigobush, False indigobush

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, including northern Mexico.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Amorpha fruticosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Amorpha fruticosa available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Amorpha fruticosa has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native


Amorpha fruticosa has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native


Amorpha fruticosa has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Floodplain Forest
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Mesic Hammock


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Amorpha fruticosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Amorpha fruticosa
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida