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Directory of Wildflowers

White Wild Indigo
Baptisia leucantha (Baptisia alba var. macrophylla)

Flowers of White Wild Indigo
Flowers of White Wild Indigo

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
2 - 4 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
April - May
 

Features

White pea-type flowers in long spike-like clusters; pods that change from green to medium gray.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil. Tolerates dry/infertile soil.

Notes

Found in prairies and open woods. Has a taproot which makes transplanting difficult. Attracts butterlies.