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Wild Indigo

Baptisia tinctoria

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Description:

Bushy flowering perenial plant. Produces yellow, pea-like flowers in early to mid summer. Fruit ripens in late summer. Prefers dry, loamy to sandy soil that is acidic to neutral pH. Butterflies are attracted to the plant.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Horseflyweed, Yellow Wild Indigo
Plant Family:Fabaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late June to late July
Fruit Timing:Early August to early September
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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