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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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ANIL DE PASTO
Not native to Florida
Native to Asia, this small srub or herb grows to 2 meters tall in disturbed sandhills and dry, open hammocks of the Florida peninsula, mostly along the east coast, but also in Putnam, Lake, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. The current range includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The curved fruits help identify this species of indigo. Alternate leaves are pinately compound with 7-15 mostly elliptic leaflets. The small flowers are in spikelike clusters growing from the leaf axils.