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Dwarf Wild Indigo: Amorpha nana



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dwarf wild indigo

Family: Leguminosae

Above:flower spikes, Below: espaliered on chainlink fence Use: berms, borders, prairie gardens
espaliered dwarf wild indigo

Plant: deciduous shrub to 4'

Origin: North American short grass plains and mountainsides from New Mexico to Saskatchewan

: 3 - 8

: tiny, fragrant, purple flowers crowded onto spikes.

Foliage: pinnately compound leaves are small and hairy to reduce water loss.

: full sun in well drained, average to poor soil. Great with other prairie or rock garden plants that don't need much water. Protect from rabbits in winter. 2007, Last Updated July 8, 2007