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Orange Milkwort (Polygala lutea)

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Polygala Lutea, or more commonly know as Orange 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 biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Polygala Lutea or Orange Milkwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Polygala
  • Family: Polygalaceae
  • Order: Polygalales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: NY (E) PA (X)
  • State T/E Common Name: NY (yellow milkwort) PA (yellow milkwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW+) 2(FACW+)




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