Indigofera hirsuta

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Indigofera hirsuta
Indi hirs.jpg
Photo by Allen Boatman, Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae
Genus: Indigofera
Species: I. hirsuta
Binomial name
Indigofera hirsuta
L.
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Natural range of Indigofera hirsuta from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Hairy indigo

Taxonomic notes

Description

Distribution

Ecology

Phenology

It flowers from September to December with peak inflorescence in September.[1]

Pollination

The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Indigofera hirsuta at Archbold Biological Station:[2]

Megachilidae: Anthidiellum notatum rufomaculatum, A. perplexum, Megachile albitarsis, M. brevis pseudobrevis, M. exilis parexilis, M. mendica, M. petulans

Conservation and Management

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 12 DEC 2016
  2. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.