Authentic Wisconsin.  Leadplant - Amorpha canescens


Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.


Above: Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/27/20).


Leadplant - Amorpha canescens

The Leadplant is a native plant that likes full sun and prefers dryer habitats like prairies and savannas. It is branching and speading and grows to about 3 feet in height.

Leadplant can be identified by its small purple flowers grouped in long spikes and its grey-green leaflets that are alternate and pinnately compound.

Leadplant blooms from June through July.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.


Above: Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/30/20).


Other Names: Downy indigo bush, prairie shoestring and buffalo bellows.

canescens is a botanical Latin term meaning "becoming grey."

For more information on the Leadplant, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Leadplant - Amorpha canescens.


Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.
Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 4, 2020.

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Leadplant
Amorpha canescens


Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.

Above: Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/30/20).


Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.

Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.

Above: Leadplant next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/01/20).


Leadplant specimen collected near Lake Delton, Wisconsin in August 1963.

Above: Leadplant specimen collected near Lake Delton, Wisconsin. (8/1963).


Leadplant specimen collected near Elkhart, Wisconsin on July 13, 1934.

Above: Leadplant specimen collected near Lake Delton, Wisconsin. (7/13/1934).


Leadplant.

Leadplant.

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