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Baptisia leucophaea

Cream Wild Indigo

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Baptisia leucophaea (Cream Wild Indigo)

This is a fairly low growing native plant which is easily spotted in the late spring growing along roadside prairies and open woods. The gracefully arching, creamy yellow horizontal flower stalks are unmistakable. Leaves and stems are finely hairy. A single stem arises from the ground then becomes multi-branched. Flowers are pea like and borne on stalks running more or less parallel with the ground.

Additional Information:


Height
12-30 Inches

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Spread
12-36 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Soft Yellow


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

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Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Dried Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map