amorpha

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Related to Indigo bush: Amorpha canescens
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Noun1.Amorpha - any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowersamorpha - any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers
genus Amorpha - American herbs or shrubs usually growing in dry sunny habitats on prairies and hillsides
Amorpha canescens, lead plant, leadplant - 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 californica, bastard indigo, false indigo - an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers
Amorpha fruticosa, bastard indigo, false indigo - dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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In addition to the comfort and information station and other improvements, native plantings have been integrated into the redesign and focus on species found in or near the Park, including: meadow plantings with a wide diversity of grasses and flowers; shrubs such as spicebush, indigo bush, witch hazel and maple-leaf viburnum; and trees such as cucumber magnolia, chinquapin oak, pagoda dogwood, eastern red cedar and basswood.
A total of 2,000 lb of seed mixture was sown and thereafter, 10,000 tree species were planted including White Pine, Loblolly Pine, Northern Red Oak, Pin Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Green Ash, Button Bush, Indigo Bush and Redbud.
The leaf-bearing twigs of the indigo bush are submerged in the water by human hands.