Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of W.D. and Dolphia Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Creamy indigo

Scientific name
Baptisia bracteata
Plant Family
Plant Group
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.

Did You Know?

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.

States
AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, WI