Friday, May 11, 2012

Amorpha paniculata, panicled false-indigo

Native to Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas, this curious suckering shrub is in the pea family. Brad put three of them, seed wild collected by Ron Lance, into his parking lot island planting outside the headhouse. They are underplanted with Muhlenbergia capillaris, Hesperaloe sp., with the prostrate Thymus as a groundcover.  I offered him seedlings of Hieraceum villosum. I don't know whether he'll use them or not. It'll be a fun planting either way.

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