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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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A perennial herb of rockland pinelands, wet prairies and flatwoods along the west coast of Florida from Miami-Dade to Taylor County, also Leon, Gadsden and Jackson Counties. The range includes southwest Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, plus two counties in central Tennessee.
The inflorescence consists of terminal cylindrical spikes of small greenish-white flowers with three fused petals, the lower petal fringed. Stems to 64 cm (25 in.) tall with whorled, linear to elliptic leaves, the lower ones reduced. Fruit a spherical capsule.
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 rugelii - YELLOW MILKWORT
View Polygala grandiflora - SHOWY MILKWORT