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false indigo

n.
Any of several plants of the North American genera Amorpha and Baptisia of the pea family, formerly used as sources of blue dye. Also called wild indigo.
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Noun1.false 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
2.false indigo - dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowersfalse indigo - dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers
amorpha - any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers
3.false indigo - an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers
amorpha - any plant of the genus Amorpha having odd-pinnate leaves and purplish spicate flowers
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