False Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

Pounding waves, ice flows and flooding create difficult conditions for plants, but with its extensive root system False Indigo is a species that is adapted to these difficult conditions. It is often found on the shores of large rivers and lakes, where it plays an important role in stabilizing soils and providing wildlife habitat. In addition to assisting songbird and pollinator populations, the species also supports a wide range of moth and caterpillar larvae.