Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2118

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

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

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partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White/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

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 sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 106-01-005:
Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Polygala viridescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort