Leadplant (Amorpha canescens )

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Amorpha canescens  Leadplant – (Fabaceae – legumes include Lupinus, Thermopsis). Gray-green, fern-like leaves with protruding violet-blue flower spears that turn to grey and persist through winter. Eastern plains native, xeric.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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