Baptisia lactea (Raf.) Thieret
Common Name: WHITE FALSE INDIGO
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb
Status: SC

Prairies and associated or similar dry open roadsides, railroads, and fencerows. A conspicuous glaucous bushy herb a meter or more tall, with showy white flowers and a large black pod. The leaves usually blacken in drying. Some recent records from disturbed sites may be escapes from plantings, even in regions where the plant also occurs as a native. A recent Washtenaw County collection from the margin of a small retention pond created for a parking lot was presumably from a planted occurrence and is not mapped. 

Sometimes recognized as Baptisia alba (L.) Vent. var. macrophylla (Larisey) Isely.

Locations

Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 13, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1275.