Amorpha fruticosa

Common name: Western, Desert or Blue False Indigo, False Indigo Bush, Bastard Indigobush

Western False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa) inflorescences, Escondido, California. May 2018.

Amorpha fruticosa goes by many different common names – it is found throughout western North America, and thus goes by: Western, Desert or Blue False Indigo, False Indigo Bush, Bastard Indigobush.

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Acmispon americanus

Common name: Spanish Clover, Bird's Foot Trefoil

Acmispon americanus (Spanish Clover, Bird’s Foot Trefoil) in bloom along a trail at Lake Hodges, Rancho Bernardo, California. May 2020.

Acmispon americanus, commonly known as Spanish Clover and Bird’s Foot Trefoil (former scientific name Lotus unifoliolatus), is an annual that we see in bloom around May and June here in San Diego County’s inland areas.

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Psorothamnus schottii

Common name: Schott's Indigo Bush, Schott's Dalea

Close-up of Indigo Bush in Bloom, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California; March 2017.

I went to Anza Borrego Desert State Park yesterday afternoon, to beat the weekend crowds for a brief afternoon and sunset visit. I met Peter for coffee (it was 91F but can it ever be too hot for coffee?), then we went to make some photos.

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