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. ;)