indigo plant


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Noun1.Indigo plant - deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowersindigo plant - deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye
genus Indigofera, Indigofera - genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flowers in long racemes or spikes
Indigofera anil, Indigofera suffruticosa, anil - shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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There the sugar-cane and indigo plant attain a perfection unequalled in any other part of North America.
The source of her hues ranges from the cochineal insect which creates deep scarlet and crimson tones, the azure of Mayan pigments extracted from the flowers and leaves of the indigo plant, and deep yellows derived from the marigold flower.
The Danforth Center will improve the understanding of the genetics of the existing indigo plant stocks through DNA analysis of specific high-yielding plant varieties.
When we set up our indigo plant we wanted to help our denim industry to be both environmentally sustainable and economically stronger.