Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Cream Wild Indigo
Baptisia bracteata var. glabrescens
Family: Fabaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5T4T5
State Rank: S3

Prairies and open dry or upland woods; sandhills.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Mid May to mid July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This yellow flowered legume species, cream wild indigo, has pubescent stems and leaves. The inflorescence is overtopped by the vegetation/leaves.

Timber removal may be beneficial to maintain the open character of the habitat if done without excessive soil disturbance and if immediate vicinity of plant is protected from debris and direct cutting etc. Hand removal of trees in the vicinity of cream wild indigo may be needed. Use of fire management may also be beneficial.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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