Bastard False Indigo

24 May

This large flowering shrub can grow upwards of 10′ or more. It is leafless during the winter, then sprouts out with new leaves in spring. The purple spikes of flowers also appear in spring attracting many insects & butterflies. It normally grows in moist areas in the wild, but can adapt to home garden conditions. An added bonus – it is the host plant for both the southern dogface sulphur and the silver-spotted skipper butterflies.

Bastard False Indigo - Amorpha fruticosa

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