Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Polygala ambigua Nuttall. Loose Milkwort. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Fields, woodlands, openings. Dist: ME west to MI, south to GA, AL, and OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, NE, S, Tn; = Polygala verticillata var. ambigua – GrPl, Mo3, Pa, RAB, Tx; < Polygala verticillata – NY, W; > Polygala verticillata var. ambigua – F, WV; > Polygala verticillata var. dolichoptera – F, WV

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