Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis

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Description

Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Moist) –  Mesic (Medium). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-4 feet
Color: Blueish-Purple
Bloom: May – July
*Salt tolerant*

More Detail:

Suggested Uses: This plant has very beautiful and showy dark blue flowers! Plants are robust in stature and make a nice presence as a specimen plant! Attractive to native bees. A great plant for heavy clay soils.

Native Range: Predominantly native to Kansas and Oklahoma but also native to scattered locations throughout the Midwest, Appalachia and New England too.

Pollinators: Nectar and pollen source for bees!

Flowers: The dark blue pea-like flowers form a spike like cluster. Each flower is .5″-1″ long.

Leaves: The leaves are made up of 3 leaflets and are pointed at the tips.

Interesting Facts:

Food Uses:  Toxic to humans and livestock.
Other Uses:  Purple dye
Name: The Greek word baptizein means “to dye”.

More Information: USDA plant profile

Photo: Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS

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Weight 1 lbs
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