Baptisia australislis var. minor (Lehm.) Fernald

Blue Wild Indigo, Blue False Indigo

Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Baptisia

Parent: Baptisia australis

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 8

Size: To 2' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Tall purple flowers on racemes to 12" long, in spring. Black seed pods after flowers.


Native to the central US.

Published in Rhodora 39: 464: 312 in 1937.

Basionym Baptisia minor Lehm.

Some consider this variety as synonomous with the species.

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