Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3108

Forb
Biennial?

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in wet savannas, pocosin margins, bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (frequently absent at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Light yellow
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals (three small, two larger petaloid "wings")
3 petals united into a tube
6 stamens united to corolla tube in 2 rows

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala ramosa   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 106-01-016:
Polygala ramosa   FAMILY Polygalaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort


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image of Polygala ramosa, Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pora2_001_lvd

        

image of Polygala ramosa, Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort

Will Stuart    wil_9093198172_d035a3a875

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Mature plants rarely over 18" (vs. P. cymosa typically 2-4' tall), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Polygala ramosa, Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort

Wil Stuart    wil9093196168_9af7de4079b

June    Chesterfield County    SC

Racemes several to numerous in terminal cymes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Polygala ramosa, Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygala_ramosa_3

July        

Plants 10-40 cm tall, the stems 1-several from the base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Polygala ramosa, Short Pinebarren Milkwort, Low Pinebarren Milkwort, Dwarf Milkwort, Savanna Milkwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygala_ramosa_7

July