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Mountain Indigo Bush (Dalea versicolor var. sessilis)

Natural History

Mountain Indigo Bush is a member of the Pea Family and takes the form of a slender many-branched, evergreen subshrub. It grows to 16 inches in height and has dark green leaves which grow in groups of 7-15 leaflets each to 3/8 inches in length. The plant grows in canyons and hills at elevations between 2000-6500 feet.

Mountain Indigo Bush is browsed by deer and pollinated by bees.

Mountain Indigo Bush blooms between March and June and produces a pea-like flower, the largest petal of which is cream colored, while the remaining are purple.

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