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Polygala brevifolia

Polygala brevifolia Nutt.

Little-leaf Milkwort, Littleleaf Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: POBR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Sandy swamps on the coastal plain, seepage bogs, moist roadsides.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW 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.

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

Metadata

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

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