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Baptisia sphaerocarpa

Bush Pea, Yellow Wild Indigo, Green Wild Indigo, Yellow Wisteria

Scientific Name:

Baptisia sphaerocarpa

Genus:

Baptisia

Species Epithet:

spaerocarpa

Common Name:

Bush Pea, Yellow Wild Indigo, Green Wild Indigo, Yellow Wisteria

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fabaceae (Legume Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Orange, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Habitat Description:

Woodlands and prairies. Not present in NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=BASP

Missouri Botanical Garden: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=280582&isprofile=0&



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