OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-005:
Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polygala viridescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort


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image of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_posa3_006_lvd

        

image of Polygala sanguinea, Field Milkwort, Blood Milkwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_povi15_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (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) 106-01-005:
Polygala sanguinea   FAMILY Polygalaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polygala viridescens

 

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2118

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: bogs, fens, seeps, prairies, woodlands, openings, woodland borders, per Weakley's Flora

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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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