Indigo plant: flowering stem with separate flower and fruit segments

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Indigo plant (Indigofera tinctoria L): flowering stem with separate flower and fruit segments. Coloured engraving by JJ or JE Haid, c1750, after GD Ehret. The indigo plant was the main source of the dye, indigo, from the Far East and is sometimes used as green manure or fodder. Created 1750–53. Botany – History (- 18th century). Useful. Plants. Dye plants. Legumes. Flowers – Anatomy. Fruit – Anatomy. Indigofera. Contributors: Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708–1770); Johann Jacob Haid (1704–1767); Johann Elias Haid (1739–1809); Christoph Jacob Trew (1695–1769). Work ID: w8h22sfg.

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