The Plant Store is now closed for 2023 and will re-open for sales in May of 2024

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Baptisia tinctoria, Small Yellow Wild Indigo

Baptisia tinctoria

Small Yellow Wild Indigo

  • Average, moderately wet or moderately dry soils
  • Full Sun to light shade
  • 24” tall, 24” to 36” wide 
  • Summer blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow and Dry Meadow ecosystems, Nitrogen Fixing 

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery https://www.prairiemoon.com/baptisia-tinctoria-sm-yellow-wild-indigo-prairie-moon-nursery.html 

While the blue forms of Baptisia are more widely known, this smaller, later, yellow blooming species is the only one that is native to Ontario.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photo by Mason Brock 

Illustration from: American medicinal plants; an illustrated and descriptive guide to the American plants used as homopathic remedies- their history, preparation, chemistry and physiological effects (1887)

via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality
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