Baptisia tinctoria, Yellow Wild Indigo, Native Wildflower


Baptisia tinctoria, Yellow Wild Indigo, Native perennial wildflower 

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Attractive Flowers:
Average – Dry soil:
Average to moist soil:
Average Wildlife Value:
Beneficial Insects:
Drought Tolerant:
Drought tolerant:
Dry-Moist Soil:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Herbaceous plant:
Moist Soil:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Part Sun – Part Shade :
Pollinator support:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Status not yet determined- :
Threatened / Endangered:
Full Sun:
Native Range: Eastern United States
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Yellow to cream colored
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil
Garden locations

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tolerates drought and poor soils.

Native Habitat: dry open woods and clearings, sandy acidic soil
Growing Conditions
Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Loam, Sand
Use Medicinal: Root tea used as emetic and purgative, cold tea to stop vomiting. Poultice of the root was used for toothaches,
to allay inflammation; wash used for cuts, wounds, bruises and sprains. (Foster & Duke)
Root steeped in water used as antiseptic wash for wounds (Weiner)

Value to Beneficial Insects
Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees