Baptisia sphaerocarpa (Fabaceae)
Yellow Wild Indigo
Neatly rounded plants bear upright racemes of banana yellow pea-flowers in spring. In the wild, this lovely species is concentrated in eastern TX, OK, AR, and eastward along the Gulf Coast. With a taproot that goes to China and an iron constitution, it thrives in well-drained, lean and gravelly soils. A real show-stopper, and well worth the time it takes to get established.
Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: mid-spring
Container size: Qt.