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*Indigofera spicata Forsskål. Trailing Indigo, Creeping Indigo. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Dry, disturbed areas, hammocks, dunes. Dist: Native of Africa. Reported for Camden County, GA (Carter, Baker, & Morris 2009) and Mobile County, AL (Barger et al. 2012).

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Taxonomy Comments: Plants referred to I. hendecaphylla in the southeastern United States are all (as far as is known) actually I. spicata; see Du Puy et al. (1993) and Franck (2018b) for explanation that there are two distinct species and the morphological differences separating them.

Synonymy: = FNA11.1, K4, Franck (2018b) in Weakley et al (2018a); = n/a – RAB; >< Indigofera hendecaphylla Jacq. – K3; < Indigofera spicata Forssk. – K1, SE3, WI, Isely (1998); > Indigofera spicata Forssk. – K3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU

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image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷

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