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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Polygala nana (Michx.) DC.
Candyroot, Bachelor's buttons, Bachelor's button
USDA Symbol: pona2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX Native Habitat:
Grows best in moist piney woods or wet meadows. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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
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Record Modified: 2012-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff