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Senega lutea (Linnaeus) J.F.B. Pastore & J.R. Abbott. Subgenus: Senega. Section: Decurrentes. Orange Milkwort, Red-hot-poker, Yellow Bachelor's-buttons. Phen: Feb-Nov. Hab: Wet pine savannas, ditches, bogs, seeps, other wet (saturated) areas. Dist: NY (Long Island), se. PA (Rhoads & Block 2007), and NJ south to s. FL, west to e. LA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Pastore et al (2023); = Pilostaxis lutea (L.) Small – S; = Polygala lutea L. – C, F, Fl3, FNA10, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NY, Pa, RAB, S13, Tat, Va, WH3, Smith & Ward (1976); = Pylostachya lutea (L.) Small

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (name change)

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