Seneca Snakeroot (Polygala senega)

Seneca Snakeroot (Polygala Senega)
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Polygala Senega, or more commonly know as Seneca Snakeroot, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Polygala. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Polygala Senega or Seneca Snakeroot's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Polygala
  • Family: Polygalaceae
  • Order: Polygalales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (E) MD (T) ME (E) NJ (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (Seneca snakeroot) MD (Seneca snakeroot) ME (Seneca snakeroot) NJ (Seneca snakeroot)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU) 3(FACU) 4(FACU) 5(FACU)

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