NON-EDIBLE - Shrub - LEGUME
Found statewide in moist ground along streams, rocky banks and low wet woods. The flowers are 2 to 6 inches long with dense clusters of purple tube-shaped flowers. This shrub is in the legume family and the seeds are eaten by quail and other wildlife. Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers. Height at maturity is 12 ft.
This species can be commonly used for erosion control and wetlands restoration. Wildlife benefits are food and cover. Get more information about False Indigo
*Information from the Missouri Department of Conservation.