(Cobwebby Wild Indigo, Hairy Rattleweed)
Gray-green leaves that look like those of a species of Eucalyptus is one reason cobwebby wild indigo is delightful; the others are its yellow flowers and dark seeds. An herbaceous perennial endemic (native only) to Georgia in the southeastern United States, it is a locally (state) and federally endangered wildflower species.
The light green, oval to heart-shaped leaves are covered in silvery gray, making it resemble the florist filler sprigs of an eucalpyt. In early summer, it produces...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Blue False Indigo, Plains False Indigo)
When looking upon a mature false indigo in bloom it looks much like a small shrub, but it’s truly an herbaceous perennial, meaning it dies back to the ground each year. Native populations of false indigo exist across a large part of eastern North America, in all but a few of the most southern states. They tend to grow in old-fields, prairies and other open wild areas. Some Native American tribes used Baptisia roots for medicine and the flowers or flowering stems for the dye they yield. Despite...
(Dwarf Blue False Indigo)
This is a shorter variety of the large, bushy perennial, false indigo, so it's better suited to smaller garden spaces. Native populations of false indigo exist across a large part of eastern North America, in all but a few of the most southern states. They tend to grow in old-fields, prairies and other open wild areas. Some Native American tribes used Baptisia roots for medicine and the flowers or flowering stems for the dye they yield. Despite the common name, false indigo dye is not blue...
(Bracted Wild Indigo, Creamy Wild Indigo)
Beautifully clumping with stems clothed in green leaves, creamy wild indigo has horizontal to weeping spikes of pale yellow flowers in early summer. An herbaceous perennial that is slow growing and with an extensive root system, it is native to the dry grasslands and open woodlands of much of the eastern United States. A northern natural variety is a bit taller at maturity; the southern variety shorter and more tolerant of summer heat and humidity.
The medium green leaf has three oval leaflets....
(Apalachicola Wild Indigo)
Handsomely clumping with upright to arching stems clothed in trifoliate leaves, Apalachicola wild indigo has pretty spikes of creamy flowers in mid-spring to early summer and plump black seeds thereafter. Fairly slow growing with a deep taproot, this rare and endangered species is native to a small pocket of the coastal plain in Florida, Alabama and Georgia in the southeastern United States.
The medium green leaves have three oval leaflets held across this more open, upright plant. Depending...
Round green leaves that look like they've been pierced by a skewer, catbells' yellow flowers in spring arise from these disc-like leaves. An herbaceous perennial from the the coastal plain of the extreme southeastern United States, it has an extensive root system that resents disturbance.
The mounding plant has stems that are ornately lined with green to bluish green leaves that are round and encase the stem. In midspring, small yellow flowers that are pea-like arise from the stem among the leaves....
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Yellow False Indigo)
Yellow wild indigo is a mounding perennial with attractive yellow pea-like flowers and blue-green foliage. This southern United States native flowers in the springtime on light green stems held above the dense foliage. The tan or brown colored seedpods that form afterwards are also an ornamental feature. Various butterflies will visit the flowers when open.
Yellow wild indigo needs a full sun location for best form and flowering, but also handles up to partial shade. Tolerant of drought, nutrient...
(Screamin' Yellow Baptisia, Yellow False Indigo, Yellow Wild Indigo)
A prized selection of wild indigo, 'Screamin' Yellow' is a large perennial noted for its yellow pea-like flowers and yellow-green leaves. Descended from a native perennial of the southern United States, 'Screamin' Yellow' flowers in the springtime on tall, unbranched, leafy stems. A mature plant can send up dozens of stems, each topped by ten or more flowers, one above the other. Various butterflies visit the flowers. The tan or brown seedpods that follow the flowers are also an ornamental feature....
Looking like wild mustard or wild radish, the garden yellowrocket bears small cross-shaped yellow flowers from early spring to early summer. This biennial or very short-lived perennial typically grows in the cooler months, from autumn to spring, becoming dormant in the heat of summer.
The long taproot supports a rosette of medium green leaves that are elongated with lobes. The flower stem arises from the center of this rosettes and branches many times to support scores of tiny lemon yellow blossoms...