indigo plant or the blue dye from it
Deep blue; Dye plant; Indigo
product; Source of indigo; Indigo yielding shrub; Blue
3 times a year
in English language:
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is the common name of the flowering plant Indigofera suffruticosa
(formerly Indigofera anil) in the family Fabaceae. In Hawaiian it
is know as either ‘Iniko/Inikoa, or Kolu.
is native to tropical America, and is commonly found in the West
Indies and Hawaiian Islands, extending to subtropical Argentina,
tropical/subtropical Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It is an erect
branching shrub growing to 1m tall with pinnate leaves, and is
commonly found growing in dry, highly disturbed areas such as
roadsides and bush fallow.
is commonly used as a source for Indigo dye.
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