false indigo

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  • noun

Synonyms for false indigo

dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers

an erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers

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Pick the leaves and flowers of hemp agrimony before the flowers open and harvest the roots of false indigo and coneflower in fall.
This is made by boiling two teaspoons of finely chopped coneflower root and one teaspoon of finely chopped false indigo root in one cup of water.