Baptisia australis (False Blue Indigo)


Type: Legume

Area: Prairie

Height: 3′ – 5′

Bloom Months: June

Color: Purple, Blue

Sun: Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Mesic

Soil: Clay, Sand, Loam

Host: Wild Indigo Dusky wing butterfly

Attracts/Benefits: Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Note: deer resistant

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery, Sharon Yiesla, Heather Holm

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Description from Possibility Place: This Indigo has a neat, bushy growth habit and abundant racemes of indigo blue to purple very showy flowers. Flowers are replaced with oblong seed pods characteristic of plants in this genus. It is nitrogen fixing, drought tolerant and prefers slightly acidic soils.

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