Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3272

Forb
Annual

Native
Documented growing wild in (GA) (NC) (SC)

Uncommon

Look for it in dry woodlands, woodland borders, openings, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled, or whorled & alternate, or a few opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/ Greenish/ 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/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Polygala verticillata +   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala verticillata +   FAMILY Polygalaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 106-01-009a:
Polygala verticillata var. verticillata   FAMILY Polygalaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Whorled Milkwort


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image of Polygala verticillata +

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pove_001_lvd

        

image of Polygala verticillata +

Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_196

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Racemes 3-6mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Polygala verticillata +

Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_198

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Racemes 0.5-1.5cm long, the inflorescence compact and truncate below, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Polygala verticillata +

Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_203

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves linear to linear-oblong, lower usually opposite or in whorls of 3-5, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Polygala verticillata +

Roxanna Martin    rlm8710_211

August    Spartanburg County    SC