Polygala mariana Mill.
Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)
Synonym(s): Polygala harperi
USDA Symbol: POMA8
Maryland milkwort grows 6-16 inches tall and has no branches. The leaves are alternate and sharp-pointed. Flower heads are compact and rounded, but grow longer as the flowers open upward. The blossom is orchid to purple.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Size Notes: Grows 6–16 inches tall.
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
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 mariana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala mariana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygala mariana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-08-09
Research By: TWC Staff