Close-up of the morphing blooms...Each chamber sort of simulates a butterfly eclosing from a chrysalis,... slowly delivering the tiny flowerettes...
Just beginning to bloom out...
Growing wild along a the incline next to a large creek at a Forest Preserve in North Texas. It was easily 10 feet wide and tall.
Blooms on large speciman
Second year of blooms, up close and personal.
Short and sweet... but fragrant and fabulous! One of my top ten.
flowerhead with bee
nice contrast between flowers and foliage
Amorpha Fruticosa taken at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin TX - April 2014
Amorpha Fruticosa growing in partial shade. Purchased from Matilija Native Plant Nursery. Hostplant for Dogface Butterflies.
Looking into the shrub at stems in northeast Illinois in July 2016
A specimen at Morton Arboretum in ne IL in July 2016