| False Indigo |
| Baptisia australis|
| Uses: Medicinal/Poisonous!
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Showy American native with blue-violet flower spikes and majestic, upright growth habit. Used by Amerindians as a purgative, emetic, and anti-inflammatory. Under study as a potential booster of the immune system.