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Purple Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea)

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Polygala Sanguinea, or more commonly know as Purple 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 Sanguinea or Purple Milkwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Polygala
  • Family: Polygalaceae
  • Order: Polygalales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FAC-) 3(FACU) 4(FACW) 5(FAC) 6(FACW) 7(NI)




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