|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.
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.