Baptisia australis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusBaptisia
SpeciesBaptisia australis (L.) R. Br.
Common NameBlue False Indigo, blue 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: 2.4
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S3] KY[S3] (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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Christian (KY), Garrard (KY), Laurel (KY), Logan (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Pulaski (KY), Todd (KY), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hancock (TN), Maury (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Warren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100430071 Logan Kentucky 30 May 1979 Jeffrey D. Sole
EKY
Baptisia australis
N/A McCreary Kentucky 18 May 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2595
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430139 Todd Kentucky 13 Jun 1996 Bryce D. Fields With Pat Carroll
877
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430063 Logan Kentucky 13 May 1976 Raymond Athey
3359
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430089 Logan Kentucky 25 Jun 2015 Ralph L. Thompson
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430048 Christian Kentucky 11 Jun 1977 Elizabeth M. Browne
77F4.1
EKY
Baptisia australis
BEREA013247 Christian Kentucky
BEREA
Baptisia australis
31973000012656 Todd Kentucky
KNK
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123346 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123358 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123347 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123337 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123344 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123342 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
31234100430055 Garrard Kentucky 24 Aug 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1401
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100733227 Pulaski Kentucky 20 Aug 1979 Max E. Medley
1542-79
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430147 Todd Kentucky 13 Jun 1996 Bryce D. Fields, Pat Carroll
877
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430154 Todd Kentucky 13 Jun 1996 Bryce D. Fields
877
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430113 Todd Kentucky 30 May 1979 Jeffrey D. Sole
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430121 Todd Kentucky 27 May 1978 Carol Williams
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100733193 Pulaski Kentucky 20 Aug 1979 Max E. Medley
1542-79
EKY
Baptisia australis
31234100430105 Todd Kentucky 30 Jun 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5686
EKY
Baptisia australis
BEREA013248 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123351 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123352 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123471 Logan Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123339 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123350 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123355 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123349 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123354 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123341 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123353 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123338 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123356 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
UCHT016438 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016433 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016435 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016432 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016434 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016437 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
APSC0072930 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0101291 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0084388 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123343 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123340 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123357 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123439 Todd Kentucky
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123348 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123336 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
TENN-V-0123345 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Baptisia australis
UCHT016430 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016431 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016436 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016428 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016429 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
UCHT016427 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Baptisia australis
APSC0086225 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0084386 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0120137 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0084389 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0014365 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0073851 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
HTTU023675 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia australis
HTTU029319 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia australis
HTTU023674 Warren Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia australis
MTSU005735 Rutherford Tennessee 27 May 1994 Terri Hogan
MTSU
Baptisia australis
MTSU005739 Rutherford Tennessee 20 Apr 1995 Nick Low
MTSU
Baptisia australis
UOS02673 Franklin Tennessee 02 May 1977 Thomas R. Young
UOS
Baptisia australis
APSC0109288 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Baptisia australis
APSC0086226 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Baptisia australis
HTTU032729 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia australis
HTTU032098 Scott Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia australis
HTTU023672 Tennessee
HTTU
Baptisia australis
MTSU005738 Coffee Tennessee 17 Apr 1997 Jeff Bennett
MTSU
Baptisia australis
MTSU005734 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Apr 2011 Rachel Lytle
44
MTSU
Baptisia australis
MTSU005740 Rutherford Tennessee 23 May 1980 Joel Phillips
2
MTSU
Baptisia australis
MTSU023778 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Baptisia australis
MTSU005736 Coffee Tennessee 20 Apr 1997 Denise Davenport
MTSU
Baptisia australis
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