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Baptisia bracteata (Longbract wild indigo)
Loveless, Brenda K.

Baptisia bracteata

Baptisia bracteata Muhl. ex Elliott

Longbract wild indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: BABR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate , Trifoliate
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Legume
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Creamy-yellow, resemble lupins.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Drought Tolerance: High

Benefit

Attracts: Butterflies

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Wildflower Farm - Coldwater, ON
Prairie Nursery - Westfield, WI

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Baptisia bracteata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Baptisia bracteata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Baptisia bracteata

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
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