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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Polygala boykinii var. boykinii   FAMILY Polygalaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala boykinii var. boykinii   FAMILY Polygalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Polygala boykinii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Boykin's Milkwort


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image of Polygala boykinii var. boykinii, Boykin's Milkwort

Keith Bradley    kab_p_boykinii_08432

April    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Polygala boykinii var. boykinii, Boykin's Milkwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygala_boykinii_12

August        

image of Polygala boykinii var. boykinii, Boykin's Milkwort

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygala_boykinii_14

August        

Similar to P. senega, but the racemes are longer and narrower, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Polygala boykinii var. boykinii   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala boykinii var. boykinii   FAMILY Polygalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Polygala boykinii

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3748

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Longleaf pine flatwoods and savannas, seeps, prairies, calcareous glades, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals (three small, two larger petaloid "wings")
3 petals united into a tube

Flowers in a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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