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Polygaloides paucifolia

Common Names: Fringed Polygala, Flowering Wintergreen
Polygaloides paucifolia
Polygaloides paucifolia

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Polygalaceae
Genus: Polygaloides
Species: Polygaloides paucifolia

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of this species are 0.75" with 2 pink-purple wing-like sepals and bushy tassels at the end of tube-like petals.

The leaves are rounded and evergreen. The plant grows prostrate from underground stems, only reaching a height of 4".

Habitat & Range

This species is found in forests in the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Life Cycle

The flowers of this species bloom from May to June.

This plant is an herbaceous perennial.


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