Leadplant is a nice shrub all year around, but is admired most in the summer, because of the beautiful purplish blue blooms.
Leadplant (Amorpha canescens)
What did the tree say after he made an offer?
- Take it or leaf it!
Did you know?
- Native Americans used the leaves to make tea sometimes as a medicine to treat ailments such as pinworms, fever, open wounds, and cuts
- Some Native American tribes would combine the leaves with buffalo fat to smoke
- Downy Indigo Bush
- Prairie Shoestring
- Numerous bees and butterflies get nectar from the flowers
- Small mammals and deer will feed on the leaves
- 1-3' tall, with a crown width of 2-3'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Pinnately Compound
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single