$2.95 – $7.95
Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS
Soil: Hydric (Moist) to Mesic(Medium)
Sun: Full to Part
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.
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.
Medicinal Uses: Native Americans made a root tea used as an anti-inflammatory.
Food Uses: Toxic
Other Uses: Purple Dye
Name: The Greek word baptizein means “to dye”.