Amorpha fruticosa Leadplant, Indigo Bush, False Indigo
DECIDUOUS SHRUB. Alternate pinnate leaves with large smooth oval
leaflets. No thorns. No other desert shrub with pinnate leaves has
such large leaflets. Long showy spike of tiny purple flowers in early
summer. In the Empires, a rare semi-riparian species found as isolated
plants in sand washes and in a small seep-fed canyon among granite tors.
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)