Indigo sauvage

Blue false indigo known as blue wild indigo on a cloudy day in the garden. It is a flowering plant that is toxic.
Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Baptisia_australis (Wikipedia)

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis.jpg

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
B. australis
Binomial name
Baptisia australis
  • Baptisia caerulea Eaton & Wright
  • Baptisia confusa G.Don
  • Baptisia exaltata Sweet
  • Podalyria australis (L.) Willd.
  • Podalyria coerulea (Trew) Michx.
  • Ripasia caerulea (Trew) Raf.
  • Sophora australis L.
  • Sophora caerulea Trew

Baptisia australis, commonly known as blue wild indigo or blue false indigo, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae (legumes). It is native to much of central and eastern North America and is particularly common in the Midwest, but it has also been introduced well beyond its natural range. Naturally it can be found growing wild at the borders of woods, along streams or in open meadows. It often has difficulty seeding itself in its native areas due to parasitic weevils that enter the seed pods, making the number of viable seeds very low. The plant has low toxicity levels for humans.

Young seed pods
Wild Indigo (Wiktionary)



wild indigo (uncountable)

  1. The American herb Baptisia tinctoria, which yields a poor quality of indigo, as do several other species of the same genus.
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