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Blue false indigo & Clouded Sulphur

May 17, 2022


Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis) is a flowering plant in the pea family (Fabaceae).

This plant grows upright and makes an excellent border plant for your pollinator garden. It’s deep blue to violet flowers bloom in the spring and early summer.

This is one of many plants the Clouded Sulphur butterfly uses as hosts. They will lay their eggs on a variety of plants in the pea family (Fabaceae). Like the popular Monarch butterfly, Clouded Sulphur butterflies migrate north in the spring and south in the fall. Due to their wide distribution, they have adapted to use a wide range of plants to lay their eggs and feed on.

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