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Cream Wild Indigo (Baptisia leucophaea (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)) - Wildflowers

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Cream Wild Indigo
Baptisia leucophaea (Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea)

Small specimen of Cream Wild Indigo in flower
Small specimen of Cream Wild Indigo in flower

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
3 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
White
 
Bloom Season
April - June
 

Features

Cream pea-type flowers in long spike-like clusters (up to 1 foot long); pods that change from green to medium gray.

Culture

Partial shade; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Found in prairies and open woods. Has a taproot which makes transplanting difficult. Endangered in Michigan.