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The Amorpha canescens, or lead plant, is unique in that it is often used as an indicator of a prairie in good condition.

Native to the United States the lead plant can be found growing in high-quality prairies, including the North Dakota prairie land.

This perennial plant is primarily a plains dweller but can also be found in the sandy open woods as far east as Michigan and Indiana.


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