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Noun: false indigo
  1. Any of several plants of the genus Baptisia
    - 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
    - bastard indigo, Amorpha fruticosa
  3. An erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers
    - bastard indigo, Amorpha californica

Derived forms: false indigos

Type of: amorpha, ligneous plant, woody plant

Part of: Baptisia, genus Baptisia

Encyclopedia: False indigo