Connecticut Plants
Blue False Indigo
Baptisia australis (L.) R. Br. ex Ait. f.

Blue false indigo grows wild in Connecticut, but it is most likely a garden escape, rather than being native here. It is definitely native farther south and west.

  • Family: pea (Fabaceae)
  • Habitat: rich woods, thickets
  • Height: 3-5 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch long
  • Flower color: dark blue-purple
  • Flowering time: May to June
  • Origin: central US
Baptisia australis (L.) R. Br. ex Ait. f.