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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.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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