Very showy 1 to 1.5 inch panicles of yellow pea-like flowers from July through August, large blue-green compound leaves are very attractive and create a nice texture, petioles have nectaries to supply nectar to all kinds of butterflies and other insect, 3-4 inch long flattened seed pods turn from green to brown in fall and attract turkeys and bobwhite quail, caterpillar host for the Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe), Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea), Common Tan Wave (Pleuroprucha insulsaria), and Black Witch (Ascalapha odorata). Spreads by rhizomes and seed.
Native Range: NH to s. WI, south to n. GA & AL. Rare in CT, MA, NH, RI & VT
Germination - Easy:: Hot soak overnight. Cover lightly. Add Rhizobium inoculant or pinch of garden soil.
*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.