Baptisia tinctoria (L.)

Indigo wild

Names and Myths

Baptisia Greek baptizein to dye.

tinctoria used for dyeing

Natural history / Folklore

Plant has been used as a source of indigo, and also as a medicinal plant to treat ulcers. It is poisonous in large quanties.35

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Yellow pealike flowers in few flowered racemes.