Mountain Indigo Bush (Dalea versicolor var. sessilis)
Mountain Indigo Bush is a member of the
Pea Family and takes the form of a slender many-branched,
grows to 16 inches
height and has
dark green leaves which grow in groups of 7-15 leaflets each to 3/8
inches in length. The
plant grows in canyons and hills at elevations between
Mountain Indigo Bush is browsed
by deer and pollinated by bees.
Mountain Indigo Bush blooms between March and June
and produces a pea-like flower, the largest petal of which is cream
colored, while the remaining are purple.