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COMMON NAME

Cream false indigo

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Baptisia bracteata

ALSO KNOWN AS

longbract wild indigo

PLANT FAMILY

Pea family (Fabaceae)

PLANT GROUP

Wildflowers and Herbs

Showy early wildflower with creme-colored pea-like flowers and hairy stems that sprawl along the ground. Common in prairies and fields in the Midwest and eastern Great Plains. Popular waterwise garden plant. Pea family.
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Showy early wildflower with creme-colored pea-like flowers and hairy stems that sprawl along the ground. Common in prairies and fields in the Midwest and eastern Great Plains. Popular waterwise garden plant.
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Creamy indigo seed pods are showy and turn a blackish color. They are sometimes harvested and dried for use in flower arrangements. The leaves are velvety and are found in groups of five. It can take several years for a young Creamy indigo plant to produce its first flowers.
DISTRIBUTION IN THE U.S.
Alabama , Arkansas , Georgia , Iowa , Illinois , Indiana , Kansas , Kentucky , Louisiana , Massachusetts , Michigan , Minnesota , Missouri , Mississippi , North Carolina , Nebraska , New Jersey , Oklahoma , South Carolina , South Dakota , Tennessee , Texas , Wisconsin
HABITAT
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