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Plant Species of the genus Amorpha

Information about this genus
Name: Amorpha
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Most species are very frost hardy and easily grown under average garden conditions. A sunny or partly shaded location with well-drained soil and summer moisture is fine. Propagate by summer half-hardened cuttings, winter hardwood cuttings or by seed.
Description: A genus of 15 species of deciduous leguminous shrubs native to North America, the name of which is derived from amorphos (deformed), and refers to the single-petalled flowers. These are crowded into one-sided racemes and are usually shades of pink, mauve, purple or white. The foliage is pinnate and composed, in some species, of over 40 elliptical leaflets. Plant size varies considerably, with some less than 3?ft (1 m) tall and others over 12?ft (3.5?m). The flowers tend to be short lived but are followed by seed pods that usually remain until leaf-fall.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Amorpha nana 4?8
angustifolia
brachycarpa
bushii
canescens leadplant
croceolanata
curtissii
dewinkeleri
fruticosa 4-9
nitens shining false indigo
occidentalis
tennesseensis
virgata



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