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Baptisia cinerea (Grayhairy wild indigo)
Brundage, Stephanie

Baptisia cinerea

Baptisia cinerea (Raf.) Fernald & B.G. Schub.

Grayhairy Wild Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Synonym(s): Baptisia villosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: GA , NC , SC , VA

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

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


Record Modified: 2017-12-20
Research By: SET

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