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Baptisia arachnifera (Hairy rattleweed)
Cressler, Alan

Baptisia arachnifera

Baptisia arachnifera Duncan

Hairy Rattleweed, Cobwebby Wild Indigo, Hairy Wild Indigo, Hairy False Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1TD
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (GA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-08-27
Research By: SET

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