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PlantFiles: Trailing indigo
Indigofera spicata

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Indigofera (in-dee-GO-fer-uh) (Info)
Species: spicata (spi-KAH-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative trackinsand On Jul 4, 2011, trackinsand from mid central, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

impossible to kill and oh so ugly once the flowers are gone. seed heads form and are stickery and almost look like millions of bagworms lying on your grass. since i have no real grass, i use round-up on it but it always comes back. hate it, hate it, hate it.

Negative Floridian On Jan 11, 2005, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

A trailing, mat-forming herbaceous perennial with coral colored, occasionally white, flowers that bloom throughout the year. It is poisonous to grazing livestock.

This US exotic, invasive is found in pinelands and disturbed sites, especially in lawns and roadsides.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooksville, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Oldsmar, Florida



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