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One of the earliest blooming prairie plants! Distinct foliage, flowers, and seed pods are standout in plantings.


Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry

Soil Type: Loamy, Sandy

Height: 1’-2.5’

Bloom Color: Cream

Bloom Time: May

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly bumblebees. Host the wild indigo duskywing butterfly, hoary edge butterfly, frosted elfin butterfly, orange sulphur butterfly, marine blue butterfly, three-lined grapholita moth, black spotted prominent, and many smaller insects. Generally avoided by mammalian browsers. 

Cream False Indigo (Baptisia bracteata)
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