Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
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Learn more about Maryland Milkwort from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common (rare in Piedmont)
5 sepals (three small, two larger petaloid "wings")
3 petals united into a tube
8 stamens united to corolla tube in 2 rows
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p317
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p184
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p164
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p200
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p333