Amorpha fruticosa L. - False Indigo
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - May - June.
Habitat - Streambanks, pond margins, open wet woods.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This shrubby species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant is quite striking and is popular in cultivation. The plant is easily identified in the field because of its pinnate leaves, woody stems, and indigo-colored flowers.
Photographs taken in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 5-19-03.