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Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia

Polygala boykinii Nutt. var. sparsifolia Wheelock

Boykin's Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)

Synonym(s): Polygala flagellaris, Polygala northropiana, Polygala praetervisa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Sometimes blushed pink.


Native Habitat: Pinelands, wet pine flatwoods, hammoncks, clearings in floodplain forests, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygala boykinii var. sparsifolia


Record Modified: 2020-12-21
Research By: CBR

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