Indigo

The plantations around New Orleans started with indigo as a crop until they discovered the processing of the plant’s leaves was killing the workers.  Also, the crops were devastated by worms, and they switched to sugar cane.

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Indigofera Tinctoria is True Indigo, the original source for indigo dye.  I took this picture at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

I love the color indigo blue and I love the word indigo, hence the name Indigo Polo.

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