Flora of Standley ChasmGeorges Indigo MacDonnell Ranges Cycad

Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei) also known as Bovine Indigo is a low bushy shrub, covered with short hairs. It also has been seen as an erect spindly shrub.

Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei)
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei)

The leaf are a velvety blue-grey with up to 5-7 leaflets and hairy covering.

The flower are a red, pink, lilac or purple in colour, with the flower spike being between 5-25 cm long. It is usually found flowering between May to September. The calyx (which is the outermost whorl of a flower and is composed of sepals) is hairy with black and grey hairs.

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Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei)
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei), Standley Chasm, NT
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei)
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei), Standley Chasm, NT
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei), Standley Chasm, NT
Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei), Standley Chasm, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Rosanae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Genus: Indigofera
  • Species: Indigofera georgei

Flora of Standley ChasmGeorges Indigo MacDonnell Ranges Cycad

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