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Polygala nana (Michx.) DC.
Candyroot, Bachelor's buttons, Bachelor's button
Synonym(s): Pylostachya nana
USDA Symbol: pona2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bachelor’s button grows 4–6 inches tall in small clumps. The flowers form a cluster around the end of the stem; the cluster is yellow, compact, and about 1 1/2 inches long. Grows best in moist piney woods or wet meadows.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Size Notes:
Grows 4–6 inches tall. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, TX Native Habitat:
Grows best in moist piney woods or wet meadows.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACW || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2012-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff