Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Amorpha fruticosa L.f. var. oblongifolia E.J.Palmer

See  Amorpha fruticosa L.f. for a description of the species.   Oblongifolia is a cultivar with narrow leaves and purple flowers.  [RHSD].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Amorpha lewisii was introduced in 1818.  [PD].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.51/1857].


Published Nov 22, 2009 - 01:48 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 04:42 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

North America

  • Amorpha fruticosa L.f. var. lewisii Lodd. ex Loud.
  • Amorpha lewisii Lodd. ex Loud. 
Common Name

Bastard indigo

Name in the Camden Park Record

Amorpha Lewisii 

Confidence level high