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Polygala scoparioides (Broom milkwort)
Anderson, Wynn

Polygala scoparioides

Polygala scoparioides Chod.

Broom Milkwort

Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)


USDA Symbol: POSC2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Whitish with green or purple veins.


Native Habitat: Rocky mesas and slopes.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: CBR

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