Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Polygala polygama Walter. Bitter Milkwort, Racemed Milkwort. Phen: May-Jul; Jun-Jul. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, woodlands, woodland borders. Dist: NS, ON, and MN south to s. FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Fl3, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; > Polygala aboriginum – S; > Polygala polygama – S; > Polygala polygama var. obtusata – C, F, G, Il, NcTx, WV; > Polygala polygama var. polygama – C, F, G

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