Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 19 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gaywings, Fringed Polygala
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygaloides paucifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala paucifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala paucifolia 106-01-001

 

Look for it in moist forests, mostly at moderate to high elevations

Common (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Racemed Milkwort, Southern Bitter Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala polygama
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygala polygama
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala polygama 106-01-002

 

Look for it in sandhills, woodlands, woodland borders

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Showy Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asemeia grandiflora
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygala grandiflora var. grandiflora
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala grandiflora 106-01-003

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry sandy soils of roadsides and fields

Common (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Seneca Snakeroot
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Polygala senega
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala senega
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala senega 106-01-004

 

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

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort need picture of leaf or frond of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort need picture of flower of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort need picture of fruit of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort
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speaker icon Common Name: Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala sanguinea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala sanguinea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala sanguinea 106-01-005

 

Look for it in woodlands, openings, woodland borders

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Polygala mariana, Maryland Milkwort need picture of leaf or frond of Polygala mariana, Maryland Milkwort need picture of flower of Polygala mariana, Maryland Milkwort need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Polygala mariana, Maryland Milkwort need picture of fruit of Polygala mariana, Maryland Milkwort
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Common Name: Maryland Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala mariana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala mariana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala mariana 106-01-006

 

Look for it in bogs, pine savannas, other open wet habitats

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curtiss's Milkwort, Appalachian Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala curtissii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala curtissii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala curtissii 106-01-007

 

Look for it in 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: (6/30/18) Polygala verticillata +
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala verticillata +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala verticillata var. verticillata 106-01-009a

 

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

Native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Alternate Milkwort, Loose Milkwort, Whorled Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala ambigua
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala ambigua
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala verticillata var. ambigua 106-01-009b

 

Look for it in fields, woodlands, openings

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont & 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala boykinii var. boykinii

 

Look for it in longleaf pine flatwoods and savannas, seeps, prairies

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Drumheads, Crossleaf Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala cruciata
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygala cruciata var. cruciata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala cruciata 106-01-010

 

Look for it in bogs, damp or wet soil in openings

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hooker's Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala hookeri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala hookeri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala hookeri 106-01-012

 

Look for it in pine savannas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pink Milkwort, Procession Flower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala incarnata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala incarnata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala incarnata 106-01-013

 

Look for it in pine savannas, woodlands, 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala setacea

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) Polygala lutea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala lutea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala lutea 106-01-014

 

Look for it in wet savannas, ditches, bogs, other wet areas

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dwarf Milkwort, Candyroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala nana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala nana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala nana 106-01-015

 

Look for it in longleaf pine flatwoods, other open moist areas

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

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala ramosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala ramosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala ramosa 106-01-016

 

Look for it in wet savannas, pocosin margins, bogs

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tall Milkwort, Tall Pinebarren Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polygala cymosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygala cymosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygala cymosa 106-01-017

 

Look for it in pond cypress savannas, Coastal Plain depression ponds, clay-based Carolina bays, other sites with seasonally flooded hydrology

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: White Milkwort, Baldwin's Milkwort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Polygala balduinii
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygala balduinii

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, marl prairies

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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