Baptisia spp.

profile icon0 Baptisia australis (Y)
by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Genus of less than 30 hardy, spreading, herbaceous perennials grown for their dramatic flowers. They are known as wild indigo or false indigo and their flowers are pea-like, on tall spikes and frequently purple or blue. Originally from wood and grassland habitats in Eastern and Southern North America. This genus has been cultivated for its attractive flowers and many hybrids now exist including yellow, white and pink flowered species.




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