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Article: Creeping Indigo

Creeping Indigo
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Creeping Indigo

Common Name

Creeping Indigo

Scientific Name

Indigofera spicata




Annual / Perennial

Seasons of Growth

Year Round

Key Distinguishing Feature

Pink/Orange Flowers & Long, thin grouped seed pods

Creeping Indigo is a herbaceous plant with thick stems and crawling taproot systems. Its appearance is often confused with common clover with its simplified leaf structure.

It sprouts small pink or pinkish-orange pea-shaped blooms (flowers) measuring 4-5 mm long are distributed in elongated clusters measuring up to 10 cm long. Another key feature of Creeping Indigo is it's narrow cylindrical seed pods measuring 15–25 mm long.

This species reproduces by seed, which are often dispersed by mowers and in contaminated soil. They may also be spread by water and in mud attached to animals and vehicles.

This weed frequently germinates throughout subtropical climates of south-eastern and coastal Queensland, and can also be seen in northern parts of the Northern Territory.

Key Products for Control:

Please contact the LawnPride Support Team to discuss available options of control.

Contact us via email:, or Phone: +61 479 086 039.

For 6-months weed germination prevention, we recommend Pre-Emergent Herbicides, such as; Spartan, Barricade, or Onset.

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