Blue wild indigo

15 05 2017

Blue wild indigo or Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Blue False Indigo

18 05 2014

Although it wasn’t identified with a plant marker at Green Spring Gardens, I’m pretty sure this is a Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis). This herbaceous perennial in the pea family grows 3-4 feet tall and features purple, lupine-like flowers blooming in spring. Its common name refers to the use of this plant by early Americans as a (lesser) substitute for true Indigo in making blue dyes.

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Itsy bitsy

13 05 2012

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Spider in Blue False Indigo

13 05 2012

Unidentified spider in Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis)

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Blue wild indigo

7 05 2012

Blue wild indigo or Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis), photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Blue False Indigo

17 05 2009

Although it wasn’t identified with a plant marker at Green Spring Gardens, I’m pretty sure this is a Blue False Indigo (Baptisia australis). This herbaceous perennial in the pea family grows 3-4 feet tall and features purple, lupine-like flowers blooming in spring. Its common name refers to the use of this plant by early Americans as a (lesser) substitute for true Indigo in making blue dyes.

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PurpleBlooms