false-indigo

false indigo

noun
1.
any of several North American shrubs belonging to the genus Amorpha, of the legume family, especially A. fruticosa, having compound leaves with pinnate leaflets and long, dense clusters of purplish flowers.
2.
any of various plants belonging to the genus Baptisia, of the legume family, native to North America, as B. australis, having trifoliate leaves and long clusters of purplish-blue flowers.
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false indigo

noun
1. any of several plants of the genus Baptisia [syn: wild indigo
2. dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers 
3. an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers 
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