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Polygala rugelii (Yellow milkwort)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Polygala rugelii

Polygala rugelii Shuttlw. ex Chapm.

Yellow Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

Synonym(s): Pylostachya rugelii

USDA Symbol: PORU5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Yellow Milkwort is a member of the milkwort family (family Polygalaceae), which includes herbs, shrubs, and small trees with oddly shaped flowers.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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