False Indigo

False Indigo (Baptisia australis), commonly known as Blue false Indigo, Blue wild Indigo, Baptisia, Indigo Weed, Golden Indigo, False Lupine, and Bastard Lupine, is an erect perennial that usually grows to 3 to 4 inches tall.

False Indigo Flowers

It mainly occurs along river banks, as well as in thickets and rich forests. There are approximately 20 species[1] of Baptisia, all of which are native to mid-western or eastern North America.

False Indigo Flowering Plant

False Indigo has purple lupine-like blooms in upright clusters (up to 12-inches) on spikes that stretch well over a mound of trifoliate, bluish-green, clover-like leaves (leaves up to 2-inches long). It blooms in spring.

False Indigo Flowers

Drought tolerant (if the roots are well established) and easy to care for, False Indigo is a perfect plant for gardens and wild meadows as well as for borders, slopes, and dry banks.

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Key References
  • [1]“Baptisia (False or Wild Indigo) | Home & Garden Information Center”. Accessed November 03, 2021. Link.


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