Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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WILD BACHELOR'S BUTTON
This small plant is common in wet flatwoods, bogs and coastal swales thoughout most of Florida, with locations becoming more scattered towards the northern part of the range which extends into Tennessee and North Carolina. Candyroot also can be found as far west as Texas.
The leaves are succulent and entire, mostly basal with the stem leaves alternate. The flower racemes can be tucked among the basal leaves or on glabrous stems to 15 cm tall.
Other species of the Polygala genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
View Polygala lewtonii - LEWTON'S MILKWORT
View Polygala cruciata - DRUMHEADS
View Polygala incarnata - PROCESSION FLOWER
View Polygala lutea - ORANGE MILKWORT
View Polygala rugelii - YELLOW MILKWORT
View Polygala boykinii - BOYKIN'S MILKWORT
View Polygala grandiflora - SHOWY MILKWORT