Common Name: Wild White Indigo

  • Habit: Perennial Herb
  • Light: Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: White, May
  • Fruit: Inflated pods that turn from green to brown to black and get 1-2″ long as they ripen.
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Grasslands/Prairies
  • Larval host for: Hoary Edge Butterfly (Achalarus lyciades), Wild Indigo Duskywing Butterfly (Erynnis baptisiae), Frosted Elfin Butterfly
    (Callophrys irus), Dog Face (Colias cesonia)

SKU: bap_alb_000 Categories:
Baptisia albescens is a nitrogen fixing, colony-forming, plant with semi-woody erect, sparsely branched stems and blue-green leaves. Stems are topped with a spike of creamy white pea flowers in spring. Blooms are followed by inflated seed pods that turn black when ripe. A deep taproot makes this plant tolerant of dry soils and extended periods of drought.

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