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Senega officinalis Spach var. 1 . Subgenus: Senega. Section: Senega. Northern Senega Snakeroot. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Woodlands and openings, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks. Dist: QC west to AB, south to n. GA, TN, AR, and SD.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Two varieties have often been recognized in this species in Polygala; Trauth-Nare & Naczi (1998) studied the two named varieties and concluded that the taxa should be recognized at the specific level. Further study is needed. Names for the two taxa are not available in Senega.

Synonymy: = Polygala senega L.; = Polygala senega L. var. senega – F, G, GrPl, Il, Pa, S13, WV; < Polygala senega L. – C, FNA10, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, RAB, Tn, Va, W; < Senega officinalis Spach – Pastore et al (2023)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

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