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Lead Plant

Lead Plant

Amorpha canescens               


A member of the Pea family, this shrub produces delicate compound grey-green leaves and lavender flower spikes appear in mid to late summer. A drought tolerant, delicate looking but sturdy shrub. Amorpha adds nitrogen to the soil and blends well in the landscape with other prairie species such as Butterfly Milkweed, Nodding Onion, and Wild Quinine. 

  • Characteristics

    Type: Shrub

    Height: 1-3 Feet

    Blooms: July to August

    Bloom Colour: Lavender

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Dry to Moist, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Dry Prairies & Sandy Open Woods

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