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Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria)
Image ID: 2018/ar140Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Other common names: Horsefly weed
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Height: 2.5 to 3.5 ft.
Blooms: May to September
Leaf Type: divided
Bloom Size: 0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Irregular blossoms
Location: Allegheny River Trail
More photos of this flower
- Birdsfoot Trefoil
Wild indigo is shrubby in form, birdsfoot trefoil is a smaller, lower plant.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.