Native Plant Database

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Cream Wild Indigo

Baptisia bracteata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:

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Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Food/Pollinators
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
24
inches

Spread:

12 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun to part shade. Well-drained, rocky soils. Prefers acid soils.
Special Features
Special Usage
Dried Flower, Salt Tolerant
Basic Description

Large heads of creamy yellow flowers on drooping stems in late spring are pollinated by bumble bees. Attractive seed pods are broad, black, and with pointed tips. Host plant for larvae of the Wild Indigo Duskywing butterfly.

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