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Polygala incarnata (Procession flower)
Cressler, Alan

Polygala incarnata

Polygala incarnata L.

Procession Flower, Pink Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

Synonym(s): Galypola incarnata

USDA Symbol: POIN4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Native across eastern North America, but less common north, where Canada lists it as endangered by the Species at Risk Act.

 

From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU FAC FACU FACU
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2019-11-07
Research By: TWC Staff, SCB

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