Amorpha herbacea

cluster-spike indigo-bush

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3-4 ft    Width: 3-4 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Can be used as a specimen plant in a sunny spot or as a moderately tall wildflower.
Propagation: Seed, cuttings.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
  • Larval host for silver spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) and southern dogface (Zerene cesonia) butterflies.
  • Attract pollinators, especially native bees.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, edges of sub-xeric sand hills, scrub.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: