Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Polygala verticillata Linnaeus var. isocycla Fernald. Whorled Milkwort. Phen: Jun-Sep Hab: Dry woodlands, woodland borders, openings, fields. Dist: VT west to MB, south to Panhandle FL (Kunzer et al. 2009), s. FL, and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, F, Fl3, G, GrPl, Il, K1, Pa, WH3, WV; = Polygala verticillata – S, misapplied; < Polygala verticillata – Ar, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Tn, Tx, Va, W; < Polygala verticillata var. verticillata – Mo3, RAB

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