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Senega smallii (R.R. Smith & D.B. Ward) J.F.B. Pastore & J.R. Abbott. Subgenus: Senega. Section: Decurrentes. Small’s Milkwort, Tiny Milkwort, Small’s Small Milkwort. Phen: Mar-May (-Apr). Hab: Pine rocklands, Florida scrub, scrubby pine flatwoods. Dist: Endemic to Atlantic Coast Ridge of se. FL (St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties).

ID notes: The yellow-green flowers and narrowly oblanceolate leaves differ from the bright yellow flowers and spatulate leaves of Polygala nana. See key for more information.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Pastore et al (2023); = Pilostaxis arenicola Small – S; = Polygala arenicola Small, illegitimate name; = Polygala smallii R.R.Sm. & D.B.Ward – Fl3, FNA10, K3, K4, WH3, Haines (2010)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷


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