Baptisia alba (White Wild Indigo)

If you’re a gardener or someone who loves wildflowers, you’ll definitely want to consider adding Baptisia alba, also known as White Wild Indigo, to your outdoor space. Native to the United States, including states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Baptisia alba is a small plant (reaching a maximum height of up to 2.5 feet) is a hardy and long-lasting choice for adding a touch of native beauty to your garden. Plus, as a member of the Fabaceae family, it boasts attractive blooms that are sure to impress. So if you want to add some native charm to your garden, consider giving White Wild Indigo a try next Spring.

Baptisia alba Information

Common NamesWhite Wild Indigo
Native to USAAL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NY, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI
SizeUp to 2.5 feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Baptisia alba edible?

Baptisia alba, also known as White Wild Indigo, is not considered to be edible for humans. While some parts of the plant, such as the seeds, have been used in traditional medicine, it is not considered safe to consume in large quantities or on a regular basis.

Is Baptisia alba an invasive species of plant?

Baptisia alba is not generally considered to be an invasive species. In fact, it is native to the United States and is often grown in gardens and landscaping as a native plant. While it is possible that it could potentially spread aggressively in certain conditions, it is not typically considered to be a significant threat to native plant communities.