Baptisia australis

Baptisia australis


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 Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS

Soil: Hydric (Moist) to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
Height: 2′-4′
Color: Blueish-Purple
Bloom: May-July
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.

Suggested Uses:

This plant has very beautiful and showy dark purple-blue flowers! Plants are robust in stature and make a nice presence as a specimen plant! Attractive to native bees.

Interesting Facts:

Medicinal Uses:  Native Americans made a root tea used as an anti-inflammatory.
Food Uses:  Toxic
Other Uses:  Purple Dye
More Information:
Name: The Greek word baptizein means “to dye”.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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