Baptisia bracteata [Fabaceae]

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Scientific Name Baptisia bracteata USDA PLANTS Symbol BABR2
Common Name Long-bract Wild Indigo ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26470
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils in open areas.
Plant: Upright, bushy perennial with pubescent herbiage; single stem with multiple branches; up to 30 inches tall.
Leaves: Tri-foliate leaves, short- petiolate; oblanceolate leaflets, 1-1/8 to 3 inches long; 2 leaf-like lanceolate stipules at each node less than half as long as the leaflet blades.
Inflorescence: Many large, yellow pea-like flowers in long, horizontal racemes up to 9 inches long; flowers about 1 inch long and almost as wide, banner notched at tip; each with a single, leaf-like bract below.
Bloom Period: February to April.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and SEINet.
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