Amorpha canescens

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Noun1.Amorpha canescens - shrub of sandy woodlands and stream banks of western United States having hoary pinnate flowers and dull-colored racemose flowersAmorpha canescens - shrub of sandy woodlands and stream banks of western United States having hoary pinnate flowers and dull-colored racemose flowers; thought to indicate the presence of lead ore
amorpha - any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers
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Partridge pea Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene Leadplant Amorpha canescens Pursh Illinois bundleflower Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacMill.
Legume populations are often limited by herbivory and when plants are protected from herbivores by exclosures, some fast growing, early maturing legume species are able to dramatically increase in abundance, while the relative abundances of less preferred legume species (e.g., Lespedeza capilata and Amorpha canescens) do not change (Ritchie and Tilman, 1995; Ritchie et al., 1998; Knops et al., 2000).
Researchers are examining other native legumes for use as forages include: false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa), Canada milkvetch (Astralagus canadensis), showy tick trefoil (Desmodium canadense), purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea), downy milkpea (Galactia volubilis), prairie acacia (Acacia angustissima), showy partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), American vetch (Vicia americana), and lead plant (Amorpha canescens).
sericeum, Euphorbia corollata, Amorpha canescens, Solidago nemoralis,
Mid-grass prairie; the common species include the grasses Bouteloua curtipendula, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Hesperostipa spartea and forbs such as Amorpha canescens, Symphyotrichum oblongifolium, Dalea purpureum, Erysimium capimtum, and Brickellia eupatorioides.
Compatibility has been shown for tall fescue with either birdsfoot trefoil or white clover (Pederson and Brink, 1988; Beuselinck et al., 1992; Springer et al., 1996) and for switchgrass, indiangrass, or sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula Michx.) mixed with either purple prairieclover [Petalostemon purpureum (Vent.) Rydb.], roundhead lespedeza, leadplant (Amorpha canescens Pursh), Illinois bundleflower, catclaw sensitive brier [Schrankia nuttallii (DC.) Standl.], or cicer milkvetch (Astragalus cicer L., Posler et al., 1993).
A few woody species such as leadplant (Amorpha canescens Pursh), buck-brush (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Moench.), New Jersey tea (Ceanothus herbaceous Raf.), and smooth sumac (Rhus glabra L.) are locally common.
Additional prairie taxa include Amorpha canescens, Ratibida pinnata, Ceanothus americanus, Silphium laciniatum, and Monarda cf.
Prairie species once present but not found during the present survey include Amorpha canescens Pursh, Brickellia eupatorioides (L.) Shinners, Camassia scilloides (Raf.) Cory, Ceanothus americanus L., Dalea purpurea Vent., Dichanthelium oligosanthes (Schult.) Gould, Eupatorium serotinum Michx., Helianthus strumosus L., Heliopsis helianthoides (L.) Sweet, Hieracium longipilum Torr., Lilium michiganense Farw., Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G.