Baptisia sphaerocarpa Nutt.

Yellow Wild Indigo


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Baptisia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 3' tall, 2' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

'Sphaerocarpa' because the seed pods are spherical, unlike those of most legumes which are pod-shaped. Yellow flower spikes in April to May and green leaves.

Cultivars: 

History: 

Published in J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 7: 1: 97 in 1834.

Native of the US (Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas).

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