OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polygala mariana   FAMILY Polygalaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala mariana   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-006:
Polygala mariana   FAMILY Polygalaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Maryland Milkwort


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image of Polygala mariana, Maryland Milkwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_poma8_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polygala mariana   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygala mariana   FAMILY Polygalaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 106-01-006:
Polygala mariana   FAMILY Polygalaceae

 

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3107

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in bogs, pine savannas, other open wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Pinkish
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5 sepals (three small, two larger petaloid "wings")
3 petals united into a tube
8 stamens united to corolla tube in 2 rows

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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