Lead-plant Amorpha

LATIN NAME
Amorpha canescens

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Also known as “Shoe-strings” and “Spicebush.”
• The name, “Lead-plant,” refers to the leaden hue of the leaves.
• This is an erect or ascending shrub 1–3.5 ft. tall, leafy to the base, more or less densely gray-canescent throughout.
• Flowers June to July.
• Adapted to sandy or gravelly soils in sunny places.
• Useful as wildlife food, but is rarely grazed by livestock.

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