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Amorpha canescens Pursh
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Amorpha canescens, leaf and flower
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Amorpha canescens, leaf and flower

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena lupinorum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena quintilis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Perdita perpallida @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Protandrena bancrofti @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Apidae  Bombus griseocollis @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Bombus pensylvanicus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Ceratina calcarata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Nomada arenicola @ BBSL (1)
Colletidae  Colletes kincaidii @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Colletes phaceliae @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Colletes susannae @ AMNH_BEE (5)
Halictidae  Dufourea monardae @ BBSL (2)

Halictus parallelus @ RUAC_ENT (1); AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum achilleae @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum forbesii @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Lasioglossum lineatulum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum perpunctatum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum pictum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Lasioglossum pruinosum @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lasioglossum semicaeruleum @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Megachilidae  Coelioxys octodentata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Coelioxys rufitarsis @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Dianthidium pudicum @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Dianthidium texanum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Heriades carinata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hoplitis pilosifrons @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hoplitis producta @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Hoplitis spoliata @ AMNH_BEE (13)

Megachile addenda @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile brevis @ AMNH_BEE (5)

Megachile latimanus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Megachile texana @ AMNH_BEE (1)

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Amorpha canescens Pursh - Lead Plant

Amorpha canescens plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - To 1m tall, ascending to erect, from rhizomes or a woody crown, woody below, multiple from base, typically simple, canescent above, sparsely pubescent to glabrescent below, striate-nerved.

Amorpha canescens stem

Leaves - Alternate, odd-pinnate, stipulate. Stipules linear, purplish, fugacious, to 3mm long. Leaves to +/-8 cm long, the rachis canescent. Leaflets alternate to opposite, stipellate. Stipels small, (1mm long), purple, thin and dry. Petiolules to 1mm long, canescent. Leaflets entire, typically linear-oblong to lanceolate-ovate, mucronate, rounded at the base, with single midrib, canescent, to +/-1.6cm long, 5mm broad, +/-14 pairs per leaf. Terminal leaflet smaller than laterals, cuneate at base, truncate at apex, mucronate.

Amorpha canescens leaf Front of leaf.

Amorpha canescens leaf Back of leaf.

Inflorescence - Multiple terminal and axillary racemes, indeterminate, pedunculate, to 25cm long, near apex of stems. Axis of racemes canescent. Pedicels to -1mm long.

Amorpha canescens inflorescence

Flowers - Corolla purple-violet, of a single petal. Petal folded around other floral organs, 4-5mm long. Stamens 10, exserted, monodelphous. Filaments purple, glabrous, 5mm long. Anthers orange, .6mm broad. Style 2.5mm long, purplish, compressed, canescent. Stigma glabrous, 3-lobed, purplish. Ovary superior, green, .75mm long, with floccose hairs at apex. Calyx tube to 2mm long, with 5 lobes (teeth), canescent. Teeth to 2mm long, .5mm broad, reddish-purple, canescent.

Amorpha canescens flowers Flowers close-up.

Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Prairies, open woods, slopes, roadsides, railroads, waste ground. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species of Amorpha is easily recognized because of its dense canescence (gray hairiness). It is cultivated because of its striking floral display and gray foliage and stems.
The fruits are small, reaching a length of 5mm. This species is also edible.
The plant shown above is form canescens , which has the typical dense pubescence. Another form, form glabrata (Gray) Fassett , has leaves which have few to no hairs on the lower surface.

Photographs taken at Lichen Glade, St. Clair County, MO., 6-16-05 and at Indigo Prairie Conservation Area, Dade County, MO., 6-18-05.


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Number of matches : 25
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Amorpha canescens%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant
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© 2002 University of California Museum of Paleontology

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant
ID: 0000 0000 1004 0152 [detail]
© 2004 Jeff Abbas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant
ID: 0000 0000 1004 0154 [detail]
© 2004 Jeff Abbas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant
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© 2004 Jeff Abbas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant
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© 2004 Jeff Abbas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0464 [detail]
© 2008 Ron Thomas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0463 [detail]
© 2008 Ron Thomas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0462 [detail]
© 2008 Ron Thomas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant
ID: 0000 0000 1006 0475 [detail]
© 2006 Matt Below

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant
ID: 0000 0000 0308 0461 [detail]
© 2008 Ron Thomas

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
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ID: 0000 1111 1234 3862 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
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ID: 0000 1111 1234 3863 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
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ID: 0000 1111 1234 3864 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
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ID: 0000 1111 1234 3865 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
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ID: 0000 1111 1234 3866 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
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ID: 0000 1111 1234 3867 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3868 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3869 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3870 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3871 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3872 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3873 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3874 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Amorpha canescens
Amorpha canescens
Leadplant, Lead-plant
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3875 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

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