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

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

        

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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

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

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

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygala_ramosa_7

July