Polygala cruciata Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Bogs, damp or wet soil in openings. Dist: S. NJ south to s. FL, west to AR, se. OK, and e. TX; disjunct inland in se. TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: See Sorrie & Weakley (2017) for a discussion supporting recognition of P. cruciata and P. aquilonia at species rank.
Synonymy: = K4, Sorrie & Weakley (2017a); = Polygala cruciata L. var. cruciata – F, K1; = Polygala ramosior (Nash) Small – S; < Polygala cruciata L. – Ar, C, Fl3, FNA10, G, GW2, K3, NcTx, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3