|Amorpha fruticosa, a
deciduous shrub of 2-5m in height, originates in North America and
grows wild in denuded lands, dry river beds, or wastelands.
Phyllotaxis is alternate; leaves measure 10-30cm long, imparipinnate
or even-pinnate compounds, with 5-10 pairs of leaflets. The leaflets
are oblong to oval, with entire margins and glandular dots on the
undersides. Branch tips extend 6-20cm racemes and set many about
8mm-long black-purple flowers. Bloom time: May-June.