$3.95 – $9.95
Soil: Hydric (Moist) – Mesic (Medium). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-4 feet
Bloom: May – July
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.
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