Candyroot, Bachelor's buttons, Bachelor's button
USDA Symbol: pona2
USDA Native Status:
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Size Notes: Grows 4–6 inches tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX
Native Habitat: Grows best in moist piney woods or wet meadows.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Polygala nana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala nana in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff