wild indigo

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wild indigo

wild indigo

n
(Plants) any of several North American leguminous plants of the genus Baptisia, esp B. tinctoria, which has yellow flowers and three-lobed leaves

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n.
any plant belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, esp. B. tinctoria, having yellow flowers.
[1735–45]
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Noun1.wild indigo - any of several plants of the genus Baptisia
Baptisia, genus Baptisia - genus of North American plants with showy flowers and an inflated pod
Baptisia australis, blue false indigo - wild indigo of the eastern United States having racemes of blue flowers
Baptisia lactea, white false indigo - erect or spreading herb having racemes of creamy white flowers; the eastern United States
Baptisia tinctoria, horsefly weed, indigo broom, rattle weed - much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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