Blue wild Indigo - Baptisia australis
Native to USA
State Distribution (USDA): AL, AR, CT, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI , MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV
Herbaceous perennial ranging from 3 to 4 feet in height, Blue Wild Indigo produces indigo colored flowers from May to June. The flower shape and nectar content make them attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Black-Capped Chickadee eat the seeds. While a high number of species of caterpillar (which are a major source of food for birds) are known to eat Blue Wild Indigo leaves.