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Location: Searcy County, Arkansas
Month of Photograph: June and July
Distribution Map: Baptisia bracteata - Distribution Map Spacer
USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (, 16 January 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Spacer Guests can be assured that there is established evidence that this plant has been found in all of the green filled counties of Arkansas. However, the white filled counties should not be interpreted as counties in which this plant does not grow. They should instead be interpreted as counties which lack officially sanction evidence of the plants presence there.

Family: Fabaceae

Flower, frontal view

Baptisia bracteata - Flower Frontal View "
Baptisia bracteata - Leaves Leaves

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Baptisia bracteata - Whole Plant Whole Plant
Baptisia bracteata - StemStem
Baptisia bracteata - Inflorescense Ventral ViewInflorescence, ventral view
Baptisia bracteata - Flower Ventral View Flower, ventral view
Baptisia bracteata - LeafCompound Leaf, three leaflets, two stipules
The leaves of this plant are tricky for those of us without the benefit of botanical training. At first glance they seem to be compound leaves with five leaflets. But, no! Actually three leaflets make up these compound leaves with the other two being - as Dr. David Bogler puts it - "conspicuous stipules" They are so "conspicuous" that it would be easy to mistake them for leaflets.
Baptisia bracteata - InflorescenceInflorescence
Baptisia bracteata -  Whole PlantWhole Plant
Baptisia bracteata - Stem Stem
Baptisia bracteata - LeafLeaf, venation