Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Crossleaf Milkwort from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
PLANTS National Database
Polygala cruciata var. aquilonia
Southern Drumheads, Crossleaf Milkwort
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_polygala_cruciata_2
Leaves sessile, 3-4 per node, increasing in size upwards, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_polygala_cruciata_sb
Common to all milkworts are a 3-petalled corolla tube & 2 "wings" (sepals), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_polygala_cruciata_sc
The wings (sepals) in this Milkwort species are broadly triangular, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.