Plant Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Common Name: Baptisia australis
Also called: Plains Baptisia
Location in Garden: S. Columbia Entrance (2005 – present)
Medicinal Uses: purgative, anti-inflammatory, toothaches, stimulant of the immune system.
Interesting Facts: This plant can be used as a blue dye, though it does not work as well as true indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)