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Baptisia cinerea

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bap-TEE-zee-uh sin-ER-ee-uh
Description

The whole plant turns ashy-gray in the fall and persists into the winter.

Habitat: Sandhills, other dry, sandy woods

 

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#full sun#partial shade#drought tolerant#native perennial#tough plant#disease resistant#NC native#pest resistant#deer resistant#long lifespan#pollinator plant#poor soils tolerant#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#audubon#erosion tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Baptisia
    Species:
    cinerea
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This is a host plant for butterfly larvae, including the Wild Indigo Dustywing, and other pollinators.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer damage; tolerates drought, poor soils, dry soil, and erosion
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Black fruits display from June to August.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Yellow flowers bloom from May to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Erosion
    Insect Pests
    Poor Soil