A bushy herbaceous perennial with small clover-shaped leaves and dainty yellow flowers. More late-blooming than our other Baptisia species, small yellow flowers appear in May and depending on conditions can last through June or intermittently until September. Seed capsules are small and round, with an inflated appearance giving this species the common name "Rattleweed." Tolerates poor, sandy soil (often found in acidic sandy uplands),dry conditions, erosion, and drought. Due to its large and somewhat tender root system, it's best not to try to move this plant once established. Very high value to bumblebees, native bees, and butterflies. Tolerates trimming very well. Does not tolerate pressure from Black Walnuts (sensitive to juglone) and tends to prefer full sun, although it can be grown in partial sun. Mildly poisonous to humans and historically used medicinally and as a dye.

Dry To Average
Sun To Part Shade
2-3 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: VT to WI & NE, south to n TX & GA. Rare in IN, KY, MD, NC & OH

Yellow Wild Indigo quart pot $14.25

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