Georges Indigo (Indigofera georgei) also known as Bovine Indigo.

Description: can be a low growing shrub, also seen as an erect spindly shrub. The stems are terete (cylindrical without substantial furrows or ridges. The leaf is velvety blue-grey with up to 5-7 leaflets.

Flowers: found flowering between May to September, with flower spikes measuring in length of up to 25 cm and varying in colour through pink, lilac, red or purple. The calyx (outermost whorl of a flower is called the calyx and is composed of sepals) is hairy with black and grey hairs.

Habitat: occurs in the Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Little Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, Central Ranges, Yalgoo, Murchison, Central Australia, Standley Chasm and Great Victorian Desert regions.

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

Footnote & References

  1. FloraBase – the Western Australian Flora: Indigofera georgei –