Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton  
Family: Fabaceae
horsefly-weed, rattleweed, yellow wild indigo
[Baptisia gibbesii Small, Baptisia tinctoria var. crebra (L.) R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton, Baptisia tinctoria var. projecta (L.) R.Br. ex W.T.Aiton]
Baptisia tinctoria image
Hugh H. Iltis  
Etymology: Baptisia: from Greek baptizein, "to dye," for the use of this plant for a poor indigo dye
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, bushy forb
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" long, inflorescence of many, short, terminal clusters; blooms June-July
Fruits: roundish pod
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Baptisia tinctoria image
Baptisia tinctoria image
Baptisia tinctoria image
Baptisia tinctoria image
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