Growing on the Chronological Bed this deciduous shrub is in full flower.
A woody pea, Amorpha fruticosa is rather more a botanical curiosity than a spectacle, having tiny pea-like, deep purple flowers with contrasting orange-yellow anthers carried in slender racemes. These are nestled amidst glabrous, pinnate leaves comprised of up to 30 leaflets. It is one of 15 species of Amorpha, which all grow in dry situations in North America. This species is thought to have been introduced to England in 1724.