hairy indigo

noun

Definition of hairy indigo

: a shrubby perennial (Indigofera hirsuta) with hirsute stems and foliage, flowers in dense clusters, and the calyx lobes often nearly as long as the petal that is native to Asia, Africa, and Australia and has been introduced into the southern U.S. as a forage and soil-improvement crop

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“Hairy indigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hairy%20indigo. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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