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Baptisia australis (L.) R. Br.
BLUE WILD INDIGO
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Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

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Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
© Copyright Michael Strickland, 2008 · 1
Baptisia australis

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora velutina @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia andropogonis @ BPI (2)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium kellermanii @ BPI (1)

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Baptisia australis (L.) R. Br.

Wild Blue Indigo, Southern Blue Indigo

Baptisia australis plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - To 1.2m tall, branching, glabrous, glaucous.

Leaves - Alternate, trifoliolate, petiolate. Leaflets oblong, obovate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, to 4cm long, glabrous, glaucous. Stipules at base of petioles to 15mm long, acuminate.

Inflorescence - Terminal raceme to +40cm long.

Baptisia australis

Flowers - Papilionaceous, pedicillate. Corolla purple with some white, total length to +3cm. Stamens free.

Fruit - Inflated, to 6cm long, 1-2cm in diameter, with small beak.

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Slopes, glades, rocky prairies. Also cultivated.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - The leaves of this and other species of Baptisia turn black quickly upon being picked. The seeds inside the inflated fruit rattle nicely if the pod is dry. Many a scout have been spooked into thinking rattlesnakes were close by with this plant.

Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 5-7-99.


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Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
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© 2003 Jeff Abbas

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0605 [detail]
© 2003 Jeff Abbas

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
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© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3938 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3939 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3940 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3941 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3942 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3943 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3944 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3945 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3946 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3947 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3948 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue Wild Indigo
ID: 0000 1111 1234 3949 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue False Indigo
ID: 0000 0000 0817 0239 [detail]
© 2017 Zoya Akulova

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue False Indigo
ID: 0000 0000 0817 0240 [detail]
© 2017 Zoya Akulova

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue False Indigo
ID: 0000 0000 0817 0241 [detail]
© 2017 Zoya Akulova

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue False Indigo
ID: 0000 0000 0118 1183 [detail]
© 2018 Dr. Mark S. Brunell

Baptisia australis
Baptisia australis
Blue False Indigo
ID: 0000 0000 0618 0383 [detail]
© 2018 Zoya Akulova

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