OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-012:
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polygala hookeri

 

COMMON NAME:
Hooker's Milkwort


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image of Polygala hookeri, Hooker's Milkwort

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_polygala_hookeri1

August    Brunswick County    NC

Inflorescence not as congested as P. cruciata's, flower stalks clearly seen, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-012:
Polygala hookeri   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polygala hookeri

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3131

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & possibly Georgia

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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