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Baptisia bracteata var. laevicaulis (Longbract wild indigo)
Cliffe, Harry

Baptisia bracteata var. laevicaulis

Baptisia bracteata Muhl. ex Elliott var. laevicaulis (A. Gray ex Canby) Isely

Longbract Wild Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Baptisia bushii, Baptisia cuneata, Baptisia laevicaulis, Baptisia leucophaea var. laevicaulis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr



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.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-03
Research By: DEW

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