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Amorpha confusa (Wilbur) S.C.K. Straub, Sorrie, & Weakley. Savanna Indigo-bush. Phen: (May-) Jun-Jul; Aug-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine savannas. A. confusa is restricted to moist loamy savannas, especially on the Foreston soil series, a habitat now largely destroyed by fire suppression, real estate development, and conversion of longleaf pine savannas to pine tree farms. Dist: A. confusa is a narrow endemic of the se. Coastal Plain of NC (Brunswick, Columbus, and Bladen counties) and immediately adjacent SC (Horry County), where possibly extirpated.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA11.1, K3, K4, Straub, Sorrie, & Weakley (2009); = Amorpha cyanostachya M.A.Curtis – Wilbur (1954); = Amorpha georgiana Wilbur var. confusa Wilbur – K1, SE3, Isely (1998), Wilbur (1964), Wilbur (1975); ? Amorpha cyanostachya M.A.Curtis – S, misapplied; < Amorpha georgiana Wilbur – GW2, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷

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