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botanical name:
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  False Indigo
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
fruit colour: dark grey
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Upright growing, Bright green foliage, divided into oval leaflets, bluish-grey when young. Attractive spikes of violet-blue pea-like flowers in summer, later forming decorative dark-grey seed pods.

cultivation:
Well drained, light soil in full sun or part shade. Dislikes disturbance and may take some time to become established and flower well.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
The leaves and roots are used medicinally.

other notes:
From the Eastern USA.

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