Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           
Family Fabaceae
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton
horsefly-weed, rattleweed, yellow wild indigo
Baptisia: from Greek baptizein, "to dye," for the use of this plant for a poor indigo dye
tinctoria: used in dyeing, usually referring to a plant that, when broken, exudes some kind of stain
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, bushy forb
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" long, inflorescence of many, short, terminal clusters; blooms June-July
Fruit:roundish pod
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil
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Synonyms 
Baptisia gibbesii Small
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. var. crebra Fernald
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. var. projecta Fernald

         
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