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Nuttall's Milkwort (Polygala nuttallii)

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Polygala Nuttallii, or more commonly know as Nuttall's Milkwort, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Polygala. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Polygala Nuttallii or Nuttall's Milkwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Polygala
  • Family: Polygalaceae
  • Order: Polygalales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (E) KY (H) TN (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (Nuttall's milkwort) KY (Nuttall's milkwort) TN (Nuttall's milkwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC) 2(FAC)




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