Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Polygala lutea Linnaeus. Orange Milkwort, Red-hot-poker. Phen: Feb-Nov. Hab: Wet pine savannas, ditches, bogs, other wet areas. Dist: NY (Long Island), se. PA (Rhoads & Block 2007), and NJ south to s. FL, west to e. LA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, Fl3, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, RAB, Va, WH3, Smith & Ward (1976); = Pilostaxis lutea – S

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image of plant© Will Stuart
image of plant© Radford, Ahles and Bell