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Polygala ambigua (Whorled milkwort)
Cressler, Alan

Polygala ambigua

Polygala ambigua Nutt.

Whorled Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

Synonym(s): Polygala verticillata var. ambigua, Polygala verticillata var. dolichoptera

USDA Symbol: POAM9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 16 inches in height.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Petals green centrally and white marginally.

Distribution

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU
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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygala ambigua in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala ambigua in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygala ambigua

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-08-14
Research By: JAM

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