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Polygala balduinii (Baldwin's milkwort)
Smith, R.W.

Polygala balduinii

Polygala balduinii Nutt.

Baldwin's Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

Synonym(s): Polygala balduinii var. balduinii, Polygala balduinii var. carteri, Pylostachya balduinii, Pylostachya carteri

USDA Symbol: POBA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers greenish-white.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Low
Aquatic: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

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


Record Modified: 2019-03-19
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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