Baptisia tinctoria

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusBaptisia
SpeciesBaptisia tinctoria (L.) R. Br.
Common Namehorseflyweed, Rattleweed, Wild Indigo
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: Ternate; Palmate Trifoliolate; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Baptisia gibbesii Baptisia gibbesii Small
Baptisia tinctoria var. crebra Baptisia tinctoria var. crebra Fernald
Baptisia tinctoria var. projecta Baptisia tinctoria var. projecta Fernald

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Harlan (KY), Letcher (KY), McCreary (KY), Todd (KY), Wayne (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Morgan (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1937 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100430188 McCreary Kentucky Gary W. Libby
EKY
Baptisia tinctoria
31234100430238 Cumberland Tennessee 22 Jun 1976 S. McCarrell
EKY
Baptisia tinctoria
31234100430196 Cumberland Tennessee 11 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4901
EKY
Baptisia tinctoria
ETSU007282 Unicoi Tennessee 30 Jul 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
N/A Johnson Tennessee 13 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 08 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
ETSU008369 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
31973000012661 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Baptisia tinctoria
31973000012660 Wayne Kentucky
KNK
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123397TENN-V-0123398 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123373 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123394 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123364 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
31234100430170 Harlan Kentucky Amy V. McIntosh
EKY
Baptisia tinctoria
31234100430204 Fentress Tennessee 01 Aug 1989 Ronald L. Jones
6179
EKY
Baptisia tinctoria
31234100430212 Sequatchie Tennessee 11 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5039
EKY
Baptisia tinctoria
ETSU007283 Johnson Tennessee 06 Jul 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
N/A Johnson Tennessee 28 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123403 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123399 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123404 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123361 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123396 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123363 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123359 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123371 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123387 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123368 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123400 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123405 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123370 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123648 Todd Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123375 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123383 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123386 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123395 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123388 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123366 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123380 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123390 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123385 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123381 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123379 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123372 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123389 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123369 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123402 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123376 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123393 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123360 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123392 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123406 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123362 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123397 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0210148 Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123401 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123367 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123391 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123398 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123382 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123378 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123384 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123365 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123377 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
UCHT016449 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0014320 Campbell Tennessee 10 Jul 2009 Aaron Floden
1047
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0044807 Cumberland Tennessee 22 Jun 1994 R. Kral & D. Rust
83610
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0084384 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0072931 White Tennessee 15 Aug 2012 Mason Brock with Justin Beaty and Dwayne Estes
156
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0014366 Morgan Tennessee 01 May 2006 Dwayne Estes, John Beck
8818
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0014323 Morgan Tennessee 22 Aug 2006 Dwayne Estes
09247
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0014324 Polk Tennessee 07 Jun 2011 D. Estes, J. Shaw, B.E. Wofford, A. Floden, E. Blyveis, D. York, R. Shepard, S. Hart, K. Minchew
201
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0084385 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU023697 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU023694 White Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU031371 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU023698 Franklin Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU023695 Bledsoe Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU033152 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU014786 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
MTSU005742 Franklin Tennessee 25 Apr 1994 Leonard King
MTSU
Baptisia tinctoria
UOS02680 Van Buren Tennessee 11 Jul 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Baptisia tinctoria
TENN-V-0123374 Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia tinctoria
UCHT016451 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0078741 Morgan Tennessee 17 Jun 1984 M. Medley. K. Rogers
10629-84
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0055462 Cumberland Tennessee 18 Jun 2014 Devin rodgers
371
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0038652 Harlan Kentucky 09 May 1987 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0084793 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
APSC0014325 Morgan Tennessee 2010-June Dwayne Estes with Matt Bruton and Kim Norton
11579
APSC
Baptisia tinctoria
HTTU023693 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia tinctoria
MTSU005743 Cumberland Tennessee 02 Jul 1937 E. Rucker
MTSU
Baptisia tinctoria
MTSU005737 Bledsoe Tennessee 07 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
MTSU
Baptisia tinctoria
UCHT035342 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia tinctoria
UCHT034459 Campbell Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia tinctoria
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Baptisia tinctoria - Dwayne Estes
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