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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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YELLOW BACHELOR'S BUTTON
Endemic to Florida
A common plant of wet flatwoods that is found only in the Florida peninsula. The range extends from Dixie and Lafayette Counties in the Big Bend area to Flagler County on the east coast and southward, not including Monroe County (Everglades and the keys).
The inflorescence is a solitary thimble shaped head of tiny lemon yellow flowers. This cluster is pointed at the apex and up to 3 cm (1-1/8 in.) tall and 2.5 cm (1 in.) wide. Yellow milkwort can grow to 81 cm tall (32 in.) but is almost always much shorter. The leaves are alternate, entire and smooth, with the lower ones obovate and the upper oblanceolate or lanceolate.
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 nana - CANDYROOT
View Polygala lutea - ORANGE MILKWORT
View Polygala boykinii - BOYKIN'S MILKWORT
View Polygala grandiflora - SHOWY MILKWORT