Polygala cymosa Walter

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Polygala cymosa Walter

  • Description

    Species Description - Biennial, 4–11 dm, simple to the infl; basal lvs grass- like, linear or nearly so, acuminate, 3–12 cm, persistent in a rosette, the cauline similar but shorter; infl much branched, 6–20 cm wide, the numerous racemes 1–3, 1 cm thick, pedicels 1–2 mm; fls yellow, drying green; wings abruptly cuspidate, 2–4 mm, surpassing the cor; keel inflexed at the tip; fr didymous; seeds glabrous; 2n=64, 68. Acid sandy marshes and wet pine-barrens; Del. to Fla. and La. June–Aug. (Pilostaxis c.)

  • Common Names

    tall pine-barren milkwort