Baptisia sphaerocarpa Nutt.
Yellow Wild Indigo, Green Wild Indigo, Bush Pea, Yellow Wisteria
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Baptisia viridis
USDA Symbol: BASP
The bush pea grows to 4 feet tall with many branches, rounded into a compact clump. It has large yellow flowers along the upper part of the stems, well above the foliage. Leaves are made up of 3 leaflets about 1 inch long. Some of the upper leaves may have only 2, or sometimes even 1, leaflet.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall when flowering.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AR , LA , MO , MS , OK , TX
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1178 Collected 2008-06-20 in Galveston County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Baptisia sphaerocarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Baptisia sphaerocarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Baptisia sphaerocarpa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-30
Research By: TWC Staff