from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of leguminous plants of the United States east of the Mississippi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun A genus of North American plants with showy pealike flowers and an inflated pod.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun genus of North American plants with showy flowers and an inflated pod
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Baptisia is funny — it doesn’t like to grow in pots, so we always have a ton of them at Sugar Creek because they’re such great plants, but they always look a little wonky in the pots.
Good deal on your Baptisia, that is a wonderful surprise!
The genus name Baptisia is from the photo: Public Domain/Wouter Hagens
While there are no commonly available cultivars, several hybrids involving B. australis have been created, such as Baptisia 'Purple Smoke', which is a cross with Baptisia alba.
I wonder how Baptisia can be a Missouri native and “like full sun and well-drained soil?”
Baptisia likes full sun and well-drained soil and can tolerate some drought.
I was pleased to see a fine specimen of Baptisia minor, a dwarf and very slow-growing Baptisia with more of a cascading growth habit than the usual B. australis.
Baptisia australis, false blue indigo (a Missouri native).
This is a Baptisia seedling from pods collected a few years ago.
I intend to get more salvas, Geum triflorum is a must have, I have wanted to try a Baptisia for years and since I have been reading blogs Amsonias have been admired.