Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3131

Forb
Annual

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

Rare

Look for it in pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorls of 4

FLOWER:
Summer
Lavender
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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 106-01-012:
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hooker's Milkwort