Polygala paucifolia Willd.
Family: Polygalaceae
flowering-wintergreen,  more...
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Polygala: from Greek polys, "many or much," and gala, "milk," since it was thought that the presence of some of the species in a pasture increased the yield of milk
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall, evergreen forb; stems usually solitary; colony-forming rhizomes from small tubers
Leaves: lower scale-like, 3-6 oval to elliptical ones near the top
Flowers: rose-purple to white, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" wide, about as wide as long, 5 petal-like sepals with the 3 inner ones small and the 2 outer ones very large and wing-like; inflorescence of 1-4 long-stalked flowers in a very short, terminal cluster (raceme); blooms May-June
Habitat: moderate moisture to moist; forests
Conservation Status: Native
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Robert Bierman  
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Janice Stiefel  
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Aaron Carlson  
Polygala paucifolia image
Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Polygala paucifolia image
Aaron Carlson  
Polygala paucifolia image
Aaron Carlson  
Polygala paucifolia image
Matthew L. Wagner  
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Robert Bierman  
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Polygala paucifolia image
Botanical Illustration  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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