Baptisia tinctoria

Common name: Small Yellow Indigo

Native plant

With a neat, bush-like growth habit, this plant typically grows as wide as it does tall.  Its characteristics are a bit different than other Baptisia species.  Both the  leaves and flowers are much smaller, and instead of the tight clustered racemes, these flowers are sparsely arranged.  Although there are fewer flowers per raceme, the abundance of the racemes make this plant very showy.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, New Construction

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Yellow

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Nitrogen fixer

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