|Etymology||Genus||Bearing the colour indigo; referring to the flowers|
|Common Names||Hairy Indigo|
|Native Distribution||Africa to China and Taiwan, and down to Malesia and Australasia|
Indigofera hirsuta is a common shrub in scrublands. It has imparipinnate leaves, and is very hairy on all parts of the plant. There are 4 other Indigofera species recorded in Singapore, but I. hirsuta can be easily differentiated from the rest from its densely hairy cover on the plant. From my observations, I. hirsuta also appears to be the most abundant species.
A branch of Hairy Indigo, with Mimosa pudica leaves below for scale.
A compound leaf.
Hairy stem and leaves.
Inflorescence, but most of the pink petals have fallen.
Fruit pods, note the hairiness.