Tall Blue Wild Indigo


Plant Family: Fabaceae (Pea)

Common Name: Baptisia australis

Also called: Plains Baptisia

Duration: Perennial

Blooms: April

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)

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