Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may find it helpful to read The Genus Baptisia in South Carolina by Bill Stringer.
This is one of a handful of "prairie plants" in NC -- species whose main range lies in high pH prairie-like or glade-like habitats west of the Appalachians -- and one of the state's most beautiful wildflowers. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Baptisia australis var. australis
A monograph of the genus Baptisia (Larisey, 1940)
Baptisia minor var. aberrans
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Eastern Prairie Blue Wild Indigo, Glade Wild Indigo
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_b_minor_aberrans
Flowers in terminal, erect racemes 10-40cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.