Plant ID – yellow wild indigo

(Question)

This plant was given to me by a friend who recently passed away.
This plant blooms in the month of June, is herbaceous, has spikes with yellow flowers and oval leaves…. A perennial.

 

(Answer)

I am sorry to hear of the recent passing of your friend.  The plant that she gave you appears to be Baptisia sphaerocarpa, more commonly known as yellow wild indigo.  It is native to North America, pollinator-friendly and generally a very healthy plant.  Should you like to read up a little more about this beautiful flower, you can do so by clicking on the link below to the related plan page from the Missouri Botanical Garden:

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a769

Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners.