ⓘ Baptisia bracteata

                                     

ⓘ Baptisia bracteata

Baptisia bracteata, otherwise known as longbract wild indigo, long-bract wild indigo, long-bracted wild indigo, or cream false indigo, is a perennial herbaceous plant that is native to the central and eastern United States. It is one of the earliest blooming species of Baptisia, beginning to bloom in March in certain areas of the United States. The bloom color ranges from white to creamy yellow. The flower clusters spread out sideways or sprawl across the ground, unlike most other Baptisia species, which have vertical racemes. The flowers are visited by bumblebees. The caterpillars of several skippers eat the leaves, including the wild indigo duskywing and hoary edge. The plant is poisonous to mammalian herbivores.