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Lead Plant - Amorpha canescens


- Lead Plant features alternate, pinnately compound leaves with greyish-green leaflets and densely hairy twigs.

- This member of the bean family is a loosely formed deciduous shrub featuring slender, dense, 4-8" spikes of tiny bluish flowers with prominate gold anthers.

- Blooms May-June. Common name of lead plant refers to the once held belief that the plant was an incicator of the presence of lead in the ground.

- Good plant for naturalizing in a native wildflower garden or meadow.  

Lead Plant - Amorpha canescens

  • Zone: 2-9

    Spread: 2-2.5 ft.

    Height: 2-3 ft.

    Sun: Full sun

    Water: Dry to average

    Attracts: Birds, Butterflies

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