Definition of Bastard indigo

1. Noun. East Indian shrub.

Exact synonyms: Tephrosia Purpurea
Generic synonyms: Hoary Pea

2. Noun. Dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers.
Exact synonyms: Amorpha Fruticosa, False Indigo
Generic synonyms: Amorpha

3. Noun. An erect to spreading hairy shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having racemes of red to indigo flowers.
Exact synonyms: Amorpha Californica, False Indigo
Generic synonyms: Amorpha

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Literary usage of Bastard indigo

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1. The Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke: From St. Louis by Way of the Missouri by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Alexander Mackenzie (1809)
"... petu to make rope with, wormwood, hops, ipecacuanha, persicaria, Indian turnip, wild carrot, wild onion, ginger, wild cabbage, and bastard indigo. ..."

2. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"Flowers purple, fragrant ; July and August. Legume brown ; ripe in October. • 4. A. (f.) PRA^GRANS Sweet. The fragrant Amorpha, or bastard indigo. ..."

3. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson, F. L. S., William Robinson (1906)
"AMORPH A (bastard indigo).—Hardy shrubs of the Pea order, thriving in ordinary ... A. bastard indigo. fruticosa (The False Indigo) comes from California, ..."

4. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1812)
"Willden. sp. pi. 3. p. 970. Schmidt arl. \.p. 28. t. 30. Shrubby bastard indigo. Nat. of Carolina. ..."

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