Contractions. - Baptis. Bap.

Baptisia tinctoria. Nat. ord., Leguminosae.

Synonyms. - Sophora tinctoria, Podalyria tinctoria.

Fig. - Bigelow, El Bot., 2nd edit., p. 170.

Wild Indigo.

Habitat. - Dry hills, Canada to Florida, and west to Mississippi.

Flowering time. - July to September.

Part employed. - The bark of the root.

Characters. - Stem about 2 feet high, bushy. Leaflets 1/2 to 1 inch long, rounded, and often emarginate at apex. Flowers rather small, yellow. It is said that this plant will yield a considerable quantity of Indigo.

Time for collecting. - In early spring, or when the leaf falls in autumn.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.

N.B. - The tincture must be obtained from North America.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.