Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Color Me Blue



Another of my favorite blue flowers in the garden -- Baptisia australis.  I think the leaves are almost more beautiful than the flowers.  The plant is commonly known as Blue False Indigo.  

According to Wikipedia,   "The Cherokees used it as a source of blue dye, a practice later copied by European settlers. They also would use the roots in teas as a purgative or to treat tooth aches and nausea, while the Osage made an eyewash with the plant."

And that concludes our lesson for today.   Quiz follows tomorrow.  ;)

10 comments:

Marcie said...

Exquisite color and detail.

Cindy said...

This is very beautiful. Thanks for the interesting facts on how it was used.

Journey said...

Amazing detail and the commentary is great!

Bee said...

Color me ahhhh! It's like blueberries and honeydew melon.

Carolynn said...

So beautiful and delicate. I love the little factoids too. It's amazing stuff.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My favorite color. Even love the name, Indigo

Jen

Char said...

gorgeous - this should be framed

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

I'm in love with this one!! Gorgeous!

olivia said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!!! Love your dof and framing. :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful. love the color of the flowers against the green it makes the flowers just pop... Smiles Barbara