Cream Wild Indigo

 Seeds

Historical Uses: The Pawnee tribe was reported to use pulverized seeds mixed with buffalo fat applied to the abdomen as a gastrointestinal aid for ailments such as colic.

Special Notes: B. bracteata’s leaves are soft and fuzzy. The structure of B. bracteata is more bush-like than the single stalk structure of B. alba. Additionally, the seed pods have a unique spine and point structure. Like many others in the Fabaceae family, also known as legumes, they harbor beneficial bacteria in their roots that aid in the fixation of atmospheric Nitrogen

  • Listing ID: 2971
  • Lot #: 210
  • Eco-Region: 255
  • Origin: Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge
  • Latin Name: Baptisia bracteata
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 1-3
  • Stratification: 10 days cold most stratification required; Scarification required
  • Bloom Time: May-June
  • Duration: Perennial