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Leadplant (Amorpha canescens) - Wildflowers

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Leadplant
Amorpha canescens

Leadplant
Leadplant

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
2 - 6 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Purple
 
Bloom Season
June - August
 

Features

Spikes of small purple flowers in summer; gray-green foliage.

Culture

Full sun; moist, well drained soil to dry soil.

Notes

This plant is deeply rooted (up to 4 feet deep). It is considered a shrub, but often dies to the ground like a perennials. Leadplant is found on prairies.