Baptisia tinctoria poisoning

General poisoning notes for Baptisia tinctoria

Wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria) is a native perennial herb found in southern Ontario. Cheeke and Schull (1985) call the plant toxic but no cases of human poisoning have been reported.


Lampe, K. F., McCann, M. A. 1985. AMA Handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. American Medical Assoc. Chicago, Ill., USA. 432 pp.


Botanical name: Baptisia tinctoria ( L.) Br.

English Common name: wild indigo

French Common name: indigo sauvage

Botanical family name: Leguminosae

English family name: pea

French family name: pois


Agriculture Quebec. 1975. Noms des maladies des plantes du Canada/ Names of plant diseases in Canada. , Quebec City, Que., Canada. 288 pp.

Alex, J. F., Cayouette, R., Mulligan, G. A. 1980. Common and botanical names of weeds in Canada/Noms populaire et scientifiques des plantes nuisibles du Canada. Revised. Agric. Can. Publ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada. 132 pp.

Toxic parts

all parts leaves

Toxic chemicals




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