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Polygala palmeri

Polygala palmeri S. Watson

Palmer's Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)


USDA Symbol: POPA17

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Greenish yellow.


Native Habitat: Open or brushy limestone slopes.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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