Amorpha canescens (Leadplant)


Type: Legume

Area: Prairie

Height: 2′ – 3′

Bloom Months: June, July, August

Color: Purple

Sun: Full Sun

Moisture: Dry, Mesic

Soil: Loam, Sand

Host: Colias cesonia (Dogface Sulfur)

Attracts/Benefits: Bumblebees, Bees, Wasps

Notes: Deer resistant

Photo credits: Possibility Place, Sharon Yiesla

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Description from Possibility Place: This is a slow-growing prairie shrub that thrives in drier conditions.  It has showy clusters of purple flowers with orange-red stamens that make it truly a unique show when in bloom.  As part of the pea family, it has compound leaves that offer great texture to the landscape.  Its nitrogen-fixing ability aids in overall soil health.

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