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== Description ==
  
A pale blue [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=dye dye] produced from the leaves and blue flowers of ''Baptisia tinctoria'' plant. This perennial herb from the pea family is native to the southeastern United States. The leaves and flowers can be boiled in water to produce a blue dye that is rich in flavonoids including indican, pseudobatigenin, and orobol. It has been used as a substitute for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=indigo indigo].
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A pale blue [[dye]] produced from the leaves and blue flowers of ''Baptisia tinctoria'' plant. This perennial herb from the pea family is native to the southeastern United States. The leaves and flowers can be boiled in water to produce a blue dye that is rich in flavonoids including indican, pseudobatigenin, and orobol. It has been used as a substitute for [[indigo]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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wild indigo; indigo weed; Baptisia tinctoria
 
wild indigo; indigo weed; Baptisia tinctoria
  
== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
 
* John and Margaret Cannon, ''Dye Plants and Dyeing'', Herbert Press, London, 1994
 
* John and Margaret Cannon, ''Dye Plants and Dyeing'', Herbert Press, London, 1994

Revision as of 21:26, 30 April 2016

False indigo plant (Baptista tinctoria)

Description

A pale blue Dye produced from the leaves and blue flowers of Baptisia tinctoria plant. This perennial herb from the pea family is native to the southeastern United States. The leaves and flowers can be boiled in water to produce a blue dye that is rich in flavonoids including indican, pseudobatigenin, and orobol. It has been used as a substitute for Indigo.

Synonyms and Related Terms

wild indigo; indigo weed; Baptisia tinctoria

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 985

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