Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1113

Forb
Biennial/Weak perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in sandhills, woodlands, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pinkish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals (three small, two larger petaloid "wings")
3 petals united into a tube
8 stamens united to corolla tube in 2 rows
Flowers in a loose, slender raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polygala polygama   FAMILY Polygalaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala polygama   FAMILY Polygalaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 106-01-002:
Polygala polygama   FAMILY Polygalaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Bitter Milkwort, Racemed Milkwort