Baptisia leucophaea (Longbract Wild Indigo)

Are you a gardener looking to add some native plants to your garden? Consider Baptisia leucophaea, also known as Longbract Wild Indigo or Large-bracted Wild Indigo. This beautiful plant, which is a member of the Fabaceae family, is native to the United States and can be found in several states including Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, and more.

Standing at around two feet tall, Baptisia leucophaea, sometimes called False Indigo or Cream Wild Indigo, is sure to add some color and variety to your garden. It is also known by several synonyms including Baptisia bracteata varl. laevicaulis, Baptisia laevicaulis, and Baptisia cuneata.

Baptisia leucophaea Information

Family Fabaceae
Common Names Longbract Wild Indigo, Large-bracted Wild Indigo, False Indigo, Plains Wild Indigo, Cream False Indigo, Cream Wild Indigo
Synonyms Baptisia bracteata varl. laevicaulis, Baptisia laevicaulis, Baptisia cuneata, Baptisia leucophaea var. laevicaulis, Baptisia bracteata var. leucophaea, Baptisia bracteata var. glabrescens, Baptisia bushii
Native to USA AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NJ, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI
Size About 2 feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Baptisia leucophaea edible?

No, Baptisia leucophaea is not edible for humans

Is Baptisia leucophaea an invasive species of plant?

Baptisia alba is not considered to be an invasive species in most parts of the United States and is native in many parts of the country.