Prairie false indigoBaptisia leucantha T. & G.
scientific name, 2008 : Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.
other common names: large white wild indigo, Atlantic wild indigo, white false indigo, white wild indigo
Baptisia: from the Greek, meaning “to dye,” referring to the use of some species as a poor-quality indigo dye
Leucantha: meaning “white-flowered”
Legume family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition