Amorpha nana

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Dwarf false indigo
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Inflorescence and foliage
Scientific classification
A. nana
Binomial name
Amorpha nana

Amorpha nana (dwarf indigo, dwarf indigobush,[1] dwarf false indigo, fragrant indigo-bush, fragrant false indigo, dwarf wild indigo) is a 1–3-foot (30–91 cm) tall perennial shrub in the Pea family (Fabaceae) which is native to North America. It has vibrant green pinnate leaves and clusters of purple flowers. The fruits are small pods. Dwarf false indigo grows in dry prairies and rocky hillsides. Amorpha nana likes rocky and sandy soil.[2][3]

Thomas Nuttall described this species for science in 1813. The species name, nana, is the botanical Latin term for "dwarf".[3]


  1. ^ "Amorpha nana". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  2. ^ "Amorpha nana". Native Plant Database. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  3. ^ a b Kantrud, Harold A. (1995). "Dwarf Wild Indigo (Amorpha nana)". Native Wildflowers of the North Dakota Grasslands. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Archived from the original on 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-03-26.