Wild Florida Photo - Polygala nana

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Polygala nana

CANDYROOT

WILD BACHELOR'S BUTTON

Florida native

 

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.

 
Polygala nana is a member of the Polygalaceae - Milkwort family.

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