• Description: Herbaceous perennial up to 1m high and wide, with dense clusters of deep blue, pea-shaped flowers on upright spikes.
  • Habitat: Does well in sunny, well-drained, nutrient-poor soils. This beautiful, nitrogen-fixing plant has a deep taproot, making it hard to move once established and drought-tolerant.
  • Edibility: Edible only to pollinators, although it is used medicinally in traditional herbal medicine.
  • Fun Fact: Wild blue indigo, also known as ‘false indigo’, is native to central and eastern North America, where it is used as a dye plant.

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