Wild Florida Photo - Asemeia violacea

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Asemeia violacea

SHOWY MILKWORT

Synonym: Polygala grandiflora

Florida native

 

Common throughout Florida in sandhills, flatwoods and open hammocks, its range extends into the coastal southeastern states from North Carolina to Louisiana.
In 2012 this species was reclassified from the Polygala to the Asemeia genus.

 
Asemeia violacea is a member of the Polygalaceae - Milkwort family.