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Polygala lewtonii

Polygala lewtonii Small

Lewton's Milkwort, Lewton's Polygala

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)


USDA Symbol: POLE8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Sandhill communities, dry oak-pine woodlands, pine scrub.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q20Q
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (FL)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany

Additional resources

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


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

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