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Baptisia australisBaptisia australisBaptisia australis

wild blue indigo, false blue indigo

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, USFWS BES


Height: 3-5'
Flowers: May-Jun.; blue, purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Sandy Organic


rich open woods, alluvial thickets, stream banks, sandy floodplains

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD WV PA


Butterfly Beneficial insect *


tolerates poor soils; flowers very showy; shrublike form

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004