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Polygala leptostachys

Polygala leptostachys Shuttlw. ex A. Gray

Georgia Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)


USDA Symbol: POLE7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: White or greenish white.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS
Native Habitat: Sandhills, oak scrub, dry pine woodlands.

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


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

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