Amorpha, from Greek words denoting the deformity of the corolla.

Amorpha futicosa. - Bastard Indigo. - This shrub is a native of South Carolina, and once used in that State as an indigo plant, but now neglected. It is an ornamental shrub, about six feet high, with spikes of purplish flowers in July. It is of easy cultivation, and propagated by seeds or cuttings.