Polygala obscura Benth.
Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)
Synonym(s): Polygala orthotricha, Polygala puberula
USDA Symbol: POOB
Velvetseed milkwort has orchid-colored sepals and petals a shade lighter. The flowers are no more than 3/8 inch across, growing alternately on the tiny stem. Like many small flowers, these have an intricate design, and a hand lens is necessary for detailed viewing. The plant grows 6-12 inches high with alternate leaves 1 inch or more long, smooth and slightly gray-green.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , TX
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Polygala obscura in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygala obscura in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygala obscura
MetadataRecord Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff