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Polygala barbeyana (Blue milkwort)
Anderson, Wynn

Polygala barbeyana

Polygala barbeyana Chod.

Blue Milkwort, Slenderlobe Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

Synonym(s): Polygala longa, Polygala racemosa, Polygala reducta, Polygala tenuiloba


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-01
Research By: CBR

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