Baptisia leucantha

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusBaptisia
SpeciesBaptisia leucantha Torr. & Gray
Common NameWhite False Indigo, White 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; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.5
C value 8
StatusNative
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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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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 alba var. macrophylla Baptisia alba var. macrophylla (Larisey) Isely
Baptisia lactea Baptisia lactea (Raf.) Thieret
Baptisia lactea var. obovata Baptisia lactea var. obovata (Larisey) Isely
Baptisia leucantha Baptisia leucantha Torr. & Gray
Baptisia leucantha var. divaricata Baptisia leucantha var. divaricata Larisey
Baptisia leucantha var. pauciflora Baptisia leucantha var. pauciflora Larisey
Baptisia pendula var. macrophylla Baptisia pendula var. macrophylla Larisey

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: Calloway (KY), Carlisle (KY), Crittenden (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Jefferson (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McLean (KY), Marion (KY), Marshall (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Dyer (TN), Henry (TN), Houston (TN), Humphreys (TN), Montgomery (TN), Stewart (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100419918 Crittenden Kentucky 01 May 1980 Richard H. Hannan
3644
EKY
Baptisia leucantha
TENN-V-0123532 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia leucantha
TENN-V-0123513 Muhlenberg Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia lactea
TENN-V-0123524 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia leucantha
UCHT016442 Montgomery Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0083435 Carlisle Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0056187 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014340 Stewart Tennessee 25 Jul 1987 Edward W. Chester with Troy McCarty
87-579
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014362 Montgomery Tennessee 04 Jun 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-325
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084202 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0086538 McCracken Kentucky 28 Aug 1984
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014369 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014349 Henry Tennessee 13 Jun 1992 Edward W. Chester
12712
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014326 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014358 Houston Tennessee 09 Jul 1989 Edward W. Chester
89-232
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
31234100419959 McLean Kentucky 31 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4841
EKY
Baptisia leucantha
31234100430022 Dyer Tennessee 10 Jul 1979 Vernon M. Bates Jr.
1634
EKY
Baptisia leucantha
31234100430014 Benton Tennessee 10 May 1993 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Baptisia leucantha
BEREA013255 Marion Kentucky
BEREA
Baptisia leucantha
TENN-V-0123512 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia lactea
APSC0014344 Stewart Tennessee 07 Nov 1974 Edward W. Chester
2936
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014363 Houston Tennessee 10 Jul 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-510
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0070219 Humphreys Tennessee 11 May 1990 R. Kral
77515
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014361 Stewart Tennessee 29 May 1980 Edward W. Chester
4367
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084427 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084196 Calloway Kentucky 26 Jun 1973 Raymond Athey
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0038373 Crittenden Kentucky 22 Sep 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014359 Montgomery Tennessee 11 Jun 1970 Edward W. Chester, Wayne Shewmaker and Jim Moroni
2325
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084037 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014343 Lyon Kentucky 14 Aug 1987 Edward W. Chester
87-676
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014346 Stewart Tennessee 16 May 1991 James Joyner
767
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014341 Trigg Kentucky 15 Jun 1965 William H. Ellis
00136
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084195 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0113692 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0113693 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084203 Livingston Kentucky 22 May 1976 Raymond Athey
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0107717 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084622 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0049304 Grayson Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0065209 Montgomery Tennessee 21 Jun 1989 R. Kral, Jay Raveill
76634
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014350 Humphreys Tennessee 25 May 2002 Stephanie M. Gunn with E.W. Chester
440
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0092232 McCracken Kentucky 21 Jun 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014351 Humphreys Tennessee 25 Jun 2001 Stephanie M. Gunn with Susan M. Fletcher
149
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0091516 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Jun 2017 Mason Brock with Steve Hromada
1768
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0084038 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014360 Montgomery Tennessee 18 Jun 1949 Floyd Brown & Alfred Clebsch
501
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0086542 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0105440 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014342 Lyon Kentucky 16 May 1992 Edward W. Chester with James Joyner & Richard Clements
12620
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
HTTU023677 Carlisle Kentucky
HTTU
Baptisia leucantha
HTTU023678 Calloway Kentucky
HTTU
Baptisia leucantha
APSC0014345 Stewart Tennessee 10 Jul 1991 James Joyner
900
APSC
Baptisia leucantha
HTTU023676 Calloway Kentucky
HTTU
Baptisia leucantha
UTM00552 Weakley Tennessee
UTM
Baptisia leucantha
UTM00551 Trigg Kentucky
UTM
Baptisia leucantha
UTM00553 Trigg Kentucky
UTM
Baptisia leucantha
SWMT01263 Benton Tennessee 10 Jun 1984 Brent Hedges
41
SWMT
Baptisia leucantha
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