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Polygala polygama (Racemed milkwort)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Polygala polygama

Racemed milkwort, Pink milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

USDA Symbol: POPO

USDA Native Status:

Pink milkwort grows 8–16 inches tall in the sandy soil of East Texas, usually in woods. Leaves are alternate, about 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide, attached directly to the stem. The erect stem has a slender cluster of pink flowers about 1/4 inch long, loosely arranged on the upper part. It also has complete flowers growing under ground or just above the surface that do not open (cleistogamous). They are white.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
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Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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USDA: Find Polygala polygama in USDA Plants
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-06-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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