The Main Plant entry for Baptisias (Baptisia)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy

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Location: My garden
Date: 6/19/20
Entire plant
Location: The Natural State (Arkansas)
Date: 2020-06-11
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-05-30
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Date: 2013-06-22
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-05-06
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2016-05-20

Date: 2019-06-10
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2018-08-12
Leaves turned charcoal during drought, extremely hot temperatures
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-01-23
Location: My garden, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: 2016-05-26
Location: zone5b NE
Date: 2018-05-24
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by Cem9165

Date: 2019-06-10
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-01-11
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2017-05-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-30
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-05
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-05-29
Photo by clintbrown
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-06-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-06-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-05-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-30
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Comments:
  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 6, 2020 3:10 PM concerning plant:
    Blue or white spring flowers shaped like small butterflies in loose spikes on mounded 3 to 4-foot plants with bluish green to gray-green foliage.
    For best results (if planting more than one of these plants), space each one 2-3 feet apart.
    Landscape uses:
    Wild indigos are valuable for both their beautiful form and their flowers in drier sections of a wildflower garden or a perennial border. Both flowers and foliage are excellent in arrangements.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Apr 17, 2012 12:08 AM concerning plant:
    A native (to America) plant that is drought resistant (deeply rooted). It is used in informal borders, wild gardens,and on hillsides. Very free flowering (pea type structure). Prefers sandy soil, full sun, and room to grow. In the wild, found in prairies, open woods, along streamsides and roadsides. Seed pods make good rattles. Plants in this genus were used by native Americans and settlers as a tea for internal cleaning and externally for skin wounds.

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