Baptisia alba - White Wild Indigo
White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) is a mound-shaped bushy perennial legume. It produces velvety, trifoliate leaves that turn from blue-gray to black in the fall. Its white pea-like flowers form on upright spikes above its foliage. The flowers are followed by interesting black seed pods that can be used in dried floral arrangements, and often remain attached to the naked winter stems. Mature plants are very long-lived with a deep taproot, and can be quite large with a leafy growth diameter of up to four feet wide.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 3' - 5'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: June, July
Attracts: Butterflies, Pollinators
BAPTISIA (FALSE OR WILD INDIGO):
Baptisia are large, long-lived, low maintenance perennials with around 20 species native to eastern or midwestern North America. The name comes from the Greek word bapto, "to dip" or "to dye," which both Native Americans and settlers used the plants to produce colored dye. Its flowers are held in impressive upright racemes composed of pea-shaped flowers, and after bloom bean-like pods form that turn green to black once mature. They provide an extended season of interest from its foliage, flowers, and seed pods.
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