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Baptisia minor Lehmann. Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Prairie Blue Baptisia. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Prairies, rocky open woodlands. Dist: IA and se. NE south through MO to n. and w. AR, OK, and n. TX. Reported by K3 for KY but the material is considered to represent B. aberrans by Campbell & Medley (2014).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Weakley (2018) for discussion of taxonomy of the Baptisia australis complex.

Synonymy: = F; = Baptisia australis (L.) R.Br. var. minor (Lehm.) Fernald – Ar, FNA11.1, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Isely (1981), Isely (1998), Mendenhall (1994a), Mendenhall (1994b), Turner (2006a); < Baptisia australis (L.) R.Br. – S13, Tx; < Baptisia australis (L.) R.Br. var. minor (Lehm.) Fernald – C, G; < Baptisia minor Lehm. – Il

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 8

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