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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Green Wild Indigo   Baptisia sphaerocarpa    
Pea family — Fabaceae

Also known as:
Bush Pea, Yellow Wisteria, Upright Wild Indigo, Round-fruited Baptisia

Slides: (click for larger view)


This species of wild indigo grows in open areas and woodland edges in eastern Texas, where it blooms in the spring. The name "wild indigo" refers to the fact that some related species have been used to make a blue dye that is, however, a poor substitute for the real indigo (which is also derived from a plant).

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May

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