Amorpha nana

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Dwarf false indigo
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Inflorescence and foliage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Amorpha
Species: 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. ^ ITIS Standard Report Page: Amorpha nana Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  2. ^ NPIN: Amorpha nana (Dwarf false indigo) Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  3. ^ a b NPWRC :: Dwarf Wild Indigo (Amorpha nana) Archived July 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2010-03-26.