Photo credit: Frank Mayfield, via Wikimedia Commons
Soil: Mesic (Medium)to Xeric) Dry
Sun: Full to Part
Flowers: The flowers are typical of the pea family.
Leaves: The leaves are alternate, then divide into 3 oblong leaflets on each petiole or leaf stem.
Similar to the White Wild Indigo, this beautiful plant has creamy white flowers an umbrella-like stature and does well in dry sandy and gravelly soils! Stunning! Attracts native bees!
Medicinal Uses: Once used to treat cuts and fevers. An ointment from pulverized seeds and buffalo fat was used to treat colic.
Name: The Greek word baptizein means “to dye”.