wild indigo


Definition of wild indigo

: baptisia especially : one (Baptisia tinctoria) of eastern North America with bright yellow flowers and small trifoliolate leaves

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Oddly, some species like the wild indigo duskywing thrived through the course of the study. Scottie Andrew And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Ohio's butterfly population has fallen by a third, and researchers say the findings spell trouble for bees," 10 July 2019

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1744, in the meaning defined above

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