Wild Indigo | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

• Baptista tinctoria
• Smooth, bushy perennial 90 cm (3 feet) tall
• Numerous elongated terminal clusters of yellow pea-like flowers
• Flowers 1.3 cm (0.5 inches) long
• Leaves palmately compound
• Fruit is short, round pod tipped with style
• Widely distributed, often increases in burnt fields
• Also yellow and white species
• Habitat includes dry fields

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