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Baptisia nuttalliana (Nuttall's wild indigo)

Baptisia nuttalliana

Baptisia nuttalliana Small

Nuttall's Wild Indigo

Fabaceae (Pea Family)


USDA Symbol: BANU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

36 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Inflorescence: Raceme
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , LA , MS , OK , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Drought Tolerance: High


Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Poisonous: yes

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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1002 Collected 2007-02-03 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 84 - Southeastern Flora (2020) John R. Gwaltney
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-30
Research By: DEW

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