Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Baptisia bracteata Muhl. ex Elliott var. glabrescens (Larisey) Isely image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Kyle Steele
Family Fabaceae
Baptisia bracteata Muhl. ex Elliott var. glabrescens (Larisey) Isely
cream wild indigo, long-bracted wild indigo, plains wild indigo
Baptisia: from Greek baptizein, "to dye," for the use of this plant for a poor indigo dye
bracteata: Latin for "bracted"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 10"-32" tall, fuzzy forb; plant breaks easily when dry and is tumbled by the wind
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4"-1" long, stalks 1/2"-1 1/2" long; inflorescence a 4"-8" long, drooping cluster (raceme) with the small, permanent leaves (bracts) below the inflorescence greater than 1/2" long"; blooms May-June
Fruit:elliptical, fuzzy pod with a pointed beak fruit drawing
Leaf:palmately-divided into 3-5 leaflets with the stipules at the base appearing as 2 additional leaflets, dries to a gray-black color
Habitat: full to partial sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, woods; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Baptisia bracteata Muhl. ex Elliott var. leucophaea (Nutt.) Kartesz & Gandhi
Baptisia leucophaea Nutt.
Baptisia leucophaea Nutt. var. glabrescens Larisey

         
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