Polygala cruciata L.
Drumheads, Candy Root, Crossleaf Milkwort, Cross-leaved Milkwort
Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)
USDA Symbol: POCR
Candy Root requires moisture and is found primarily on the coastal plains. It grows up to 12 inches high and has few branches. The narrow leaves are in whorls of 4. Flowers are usually pink, occasionally white, and grow in a compact cluster, 1 1/2 inches in diameter, around the upper 2-3 inches of the stem.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Flowers are usually pink, occasionally white.
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Polygala cruciata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala cruciata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygala cruciata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-08-18
Research By: TWC Staff