Wild Florida Photo - Indigofera spicata

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Indigofera spicata

TRAILING INDIGO

CREEPING INDIGO

Not native to Florida

 

This native of Africa can now be found throughout much of the Florida peninsula into some scattered central panhandle counties and also in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Indigofera spicata is poisonous and can be lethal to animals such as horses and other livestock. The plant is apparently tasty to many animals other than pigs. If too much of the plant is ingested, illness and death can occur. For more information about this plant and the issue with livestock see this IFAS article Creeping Indigo: A Small, Yet Lethal Plant.

 
Indigofera spicata is a member of the Fabaceae - Pea family.

Other species of the Indigofera genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Indigofera suffruticosa - ANIL DE PASTO


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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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