Yellow Wild Indigo is an upright shrubby perennial with clover-like gray-green foliage and small creamy yellow flowers. Ornamental seed pods. Tinctoria comes from the Latin word for dye; this was used by the early Americans as a substitute for True Indigo (Indigofera) in making dyes. Brilliant yellow to cream flowers appear between May and June.
Top photo by Nelson DeBarros.
Bottom photo courtesy of Rose Kennedy Greenland Conservancy.
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- Botanical Name
- Baptisia tinctoria
- Common Name
- Yellow Wild Indigo
- Late Spring
- Hardy to Zone
- Sun/Part Shade