Indigofera spicata

Creeping indigo

Other common names:

Indigo, indigo bush, lawn indigo, trailing indigo.



  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Prostrate, creeping with a very shallow or submerged crown
  • Flowers: salmon coloured (sometimes white, pinking or orange) racemes arranged in clusters
  • Compound leaves with 5 to 11 leaflets
  • Narrow cylindrical pods 15-25mm long
  • Roots at the nodes, strong deep tap root
  • Prolific seeding
  • Prefers clay, clay loams, sands pH 4.0 to 8.5
  • Grows in full sunlight to light shade
  • Drought tolerant
  • Few pests and diseases
  • Nitrogen fixing.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turfgrasses.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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