Polygala senega Linnaeus var. latifolia Torrey & A. Gray. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Woodlands and openings, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks. Dist: NY west to MN, SD, and BC, south to n. GA, TN, AR, OK, and WY.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Two varieties have often been recognized; Trauth-Nare & Naczi (1998) studied the two named varieties and concluded that the taxa should be recognized at the specific level. Further study is needed and is underway by E. Ungberg.
Synonymy: = F, G, GrPl, Il, Pa, WV; = Polygala lonchophylla Greene; < Polygala senega L. – Ar, C, FNA10, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, RAB, S, Va, W