Blue Wild Indigo
Baptisia australis. Blue Wild Indigo is a legume with roots that undergo nitrogen fixation and can be very long-lived. The blue flowers resemble those of lupines and attract bumble bees and other pollinators. It is native to the eastern U.S. and Ontario, Canada. Recommended for the home garden as well meadow plantings and pollinator gardens. Plants have deep and extensive root systems, making them good additions to bioswales.