Three Leaf Indigo   
Foto info
Three Leaf Indigo
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Three Leaf Indigo • Marathi: बोरपुडी Borpudi, Bargadan, Vikharyo • Tamil: Baragadam, Barapatalu, Barapatam • Telugu: Baragadam, Barapataalu
Botanical name: Indigofera glandulosa    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Three Leaf Indigo is an annual herb, growing up to 20-50 cm tall. Stem is erect, much branched, covered with long hairs. Leaves are trifoliate, carried on 1-1.5 cm long stalks. Leaflets are obovate, 1-2 cm long, hairy. Flowers are borne in short stalkless heads in leaf axils. Flowers are red, 5-7 mm across. Standard petal is circular, wings are deflexed. Pods are angled, 5 mm, velvety. Flowering: September.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed at Ajinkyatara Fort, Satara, Maharashtra.
• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,