Baptisia Australis - False Blue Indigo
This beautiful little plant, Baptisia Australis, is known by several common names; False Blue Indigo, Wild Blue Indigo, False Indigo, Blue False Indigo, Horse Fly Weed or just plain old Wild Indigo.
False Blue Indigo is a member of the legume or pea family, thus the pea-shaped blue flowers. The perennial Baptisia Australis grows to a height of 3-5 feet with full sun and in sandy, loam and clay soils, although the plants will tolerate some partial shade. False Blue Indigo will grow practically maintenance-free in zones 3-9. Plant in groupings of three or more for best visual effect in your landscape.