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Texas Indigo-bush, Texas Indigo-bush Amorpha
Amorpha roemeriana (A. texana)

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Texas indigo bush is endemic (native only to a particular region) to the Edwards Plateau, growing in limestone soils along creeks and streams. It is similar to A. paniculata, but the veins on the undersides of the leaflets are not prominent, the foliage is hairless, and the flower panicles are only half as long. It is more drought resistant than the other Texas Amorphas. Both A. roemeriana and A. paniculata have potential as ornamental plants, but so far have not been cultivated for nursery production.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: blue - purple

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: pod with gland-dots

Height: 3 to 10 feet

Width: to 8 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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