Baptisia alba sports long spikes of creamy-white, pea-like flowers up to 1" across on dark stems of thick, blue-green foliage in mid-spring. Baptisa alba shoots that arise in early spring resemble black asparagus.
Baptisia alba is native to most of the central and southeastern United States.
Also known as False or Wild Indigo, Baptisia can be grown in poor soil, including clay. Baptisia do not like to be moved once established due to their long tap roots. Plants will self sow. Hardy and long lived, it makes a great lupine alternative for the South. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant.