OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 19 taxa in the family Polygalaceae, Milkwort family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gaywings, Fringed Polygala, Flowering Wintergreen, Bird-on-the-wing

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygaloides paucifolia   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala paucifolia   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala paucifolia 106-01-001   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry forests, mostly at moderate to high elevations

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Racemed Milkwort, Bitter Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala polygama   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala polygama   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala polygama 106-01-002   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, woodlands, woodland borders

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Showy Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asemeia grandiflora   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygala grandiflora var. grandiflora   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala grandiflora 106-01-003   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, dry sandy soils of roadsides and fields

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Seneca Snakeroot

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Polygala senega   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala senega   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala senega 106-01-004   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands and openings, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala sanguinea 106-01-005   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, fens, seeps, prairies, woodlands, openings, woodland borders

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA Mtns & NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Maryland Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala mariana   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala mariana   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala mariana 106-01-006   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, pine savannas, other open wet habitats

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curtiss's Milkwort, Appalachian Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala curtissii   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala curtissii   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala curtissii 106-01-007   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Mafic barrens, old fields, thickets, openings

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Whorled Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/13/22) Polygala verticillata +   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala verticillata +   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala verticillata var. verticillata 106-01-009a   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders, openings, fields

Native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Loose Milkwort, Alternate Milkwort, Whorled Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/13/22) Polygala ambigua   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala ambigua   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala verticillata var. ambigua 106-01-009b   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, woodlands, openings

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Boykin's Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Polygala boykinii var. boykinii   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala boykinii var. boykinii   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine flatwoods and savannas, seeps, prairies, calcareous glades

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Drumheads, Crossleaf Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala cruciata   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala cruciata var. cruciata   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala cruciata 106-01-010   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Bogs, damp or wet soil in openings

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hooker's Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala hookeri   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala hookeri   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala hookeri 106-01-012   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & possibly Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pink Milkwort, Procession-flower

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala incarnata   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala incarnata   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala incarnata 106-01-013   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Pine savannas, woodlands, glades, upland dry prairies, fields

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Coastal Plain Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Polygala setacea   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala setacea   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Pine flatwoods and bogs

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Orange Milkwort, Red-hot-poker, Candyroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala lutea   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala lutea   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala lutea 106-01-014   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, ditches, bogs, other wet areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dwarf Milkwort, Candyroot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala nana   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala nana   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala nana 106-01-015   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine flatwoods, other open moist areas

Common in GA Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC) (historically in NC, but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala ramosa   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala ramosa   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala ramosa 106-01-016   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, pocosin margins, bogs

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tall Pinebarren Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygala cymosa   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala cymosa   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala cymosa 106-01-017   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Pond-cypress savannas, Coastal Plain depression ponds, clay-based Carolina bays, other sites with seasonally flooded hydrology

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: White Milkwort, Baldwin's Milkwort

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Polygala balduinii   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygala balduinii   FAMILY: Polygalaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pine savannas, marl prairies

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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