Indigofera suffruticosa (Anil De Pasto)

Indigofera suffruticosa is an evergreen perennial shrub that belongs to the Fabaceae family. Commonly known as anil de Pasto, this wildflower is native to the southern United States, found in states including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It has been introduced to Hawaii as an ornamental plant.

Indigofera suffruticosa, (Anil de Pasto) grows best in full sun, with moist soil, and can reach a height of up to two meters. Its leaves are trifoliate, alternate, dark green on top and lighter underneath, while its flowers are clusters of small yellow-green spikes. It produces pea-like pods that are edible, containing many small seeds.

The plant is used to treat a variety of ailments including fever and inflammation. It can also be used as a dye for clothing and other fabrics. Anil de pasto makes an excellent addition to any garden as it requires minimal care and attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Indigofera suffruticosa Information

Family Fabaceae
Common Names Anil De Pasto
Native to USA
Introduced to USA HI
Size 4 feet tall

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Indigofera suffruticosa edible?

Yes, Indigofera suffruticosa is edible since it produces pea-like pods containing many small seeds.

Is Indigofera suffruticosa an invasive species of plant?

No, Indigofera suffruticosa is not an invasive species of plant.