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Racemed Milkwort (Polygala polygama)

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

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Polygala
  • Family: Polygalaceae
  • Order: Polygalales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: IA (E) KY (T) MD (T) OH (T) PA (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (purple milkwort) KY (racemed milkwort) MD (racemed milkwort) OH (racemed milkwort) PA (bitter milkwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL) 2(FACU) 3(FACU-) 6(FACU)




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