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Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (Largeleaf wild indigo)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Baptisia alba var. macrophylla

Baptisia alba (L.) Vent. var. macrophylla (Larisey) Isely

Largeleaf Wild Indigo, White Wild Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Baptisia lactea, Baptisia leucantha, Baptisia leucantha var. divaricata, Baptisia leucantha var. pauciflora, Baptisia pendula var. macrophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Trifoliate
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NE , NY , OH , OK , TN , TX , WI

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

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 Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, The - Valhalla, NY
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Baptisia alba var. macrophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Baptisia alba var. macrophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Baptisia alba var. macrophylla


Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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