Baptisia australis (L.) R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton  
Family: Fabaceae
blue false indigo
Baptisia australis image
Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Baptisia: from Greek baptizein, "to dye," for the use of this plant for a poor indigo dye
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1"; blooms June-July
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
Baptisia australis image
Richard Bauer  
Baptisia australis image
Paul Drobot  
Baptisia australis image
Paul Drobot  
Baptisia australis image
Merel R. Black  
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