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Yellow false indigo & Wild Duskywing

May 17, 2022


Yellow false indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa) is a beautiful addition to any flower garden.

During the summer, yellow, upright flowers bloom and attract a variety of insects – the “good kind” of course, as this plant is resistant to pests and deer browse. Pollinators, especially bees, are drawn to their pea-like flowers. After blooms fade, their striking seed pods and their nicely organized foliage take over and keeps the show going until fall.

The Wild Duskywing butterfly almost exclusively lays its eggs on host plants that are members of the pea family (Fabaceae).

Where else can you see this plant growing at the Arboretum?

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