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Blue Wild Indigo Baptisia australis
2009-04-23 11:03:59

Blue Wild Indigo or Blue False Indigo, (Baptisia australis) is an herbaceous perennial and member of the pea family. The genus name is derivative of the ancient Greek word, bapto, which means "immerse", while the detailed name australis is Latin for "southern". Other common names include Indigo Weed, Rattleweed, Rattlebush and Horse Fly Weed. The plants' dye is regularly substituted for that...

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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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