Indigofera



Indigofera is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, comprising about 700 species but only a few species are widely grown. They can be found in tropical and subtropical regions in the world, with a few found in temperate zone in eastern Asia.

They are deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees of 5-6 m tall with pea-like flowers produced on racemes of 2-15 cm long.

Indigofera species are a food source for the larvae of some Lepidoptera species like Turnip Moth.

Plant Indigofera in full sun, moisture-retentive but well-drained soil. Propagation can be done through greenwood cuttings in late spring or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer.

Indigofera tinctoriaIndigofera tinctoria
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authorshipKurt Stüber
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Indigofera heteranthaIndigofera heterantha
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authorshipSalvor
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Indigofera sabulicolaIndigofera sabulicola
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authorshipMarcia Stefani
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