Etymology: Baptisia: from Greek baptizein, "to dye," for the use of this plant for a poor indigo dye
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-3' tall forb
Flowers: blue, 5-parted, 1"; blooms June-July
Habitat: full to partial sun; moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped