Blue Wild Indigo

LATIN NAME
Baptisia australis

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Cool

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Also known as “Blue false indigo”
• 1-4 feet tall
• Flowers from May to June
• Adapted to rocky sites of prairies, hillsides, open woods, and roadsides.
• Prefers limestone or clay soils.
• Sap turns purple when exposed to the air; was used for dye by Native American Indians.

 

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