Botanical Name: Amorpha fruticosa
Height: about 2 m
Season of bloom: early summer
Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean soil. Adaptable. A leggy shrub with foliage and blossoms at the top. Can look sculptural and interesting.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources:
Remarks: In theory, a dye plant with the same blue dye chemical as true tropical indigo, but much less concentrated. We have not yet tried to produce a dye.
Similar species: Leadplant. For dye plants, see also Pokeweed.
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