Amorpha canescens (Lead Plant)
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Amorpha canescens (NGN)

Lead Plant

Shrub-like with gray-blue foliage and purple pea-like flowers. Can be found in fine dry prairie remanants. Attracts butterflies. Nitrogen-fixing legume. The common name refers to a once-held belief that the plant was an indicator of the presence of lead.
Height: 24-36 in
Width: 18-24 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Time: June,July
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22477.1G #1 320
22477.38 38 Flat 83
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Flower Color
Blue
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
6" to 8"
Flower Type
Spike
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Fine
Divide
Every Five Years or Longer
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/4" or Less
Growth Rate
Slow

Possible Substitution Plants

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense