Polygala alba Nutt.

  • 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 alba Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Taprooted perennial; stems several to many, usually simple, 2–4 dm, glabrous; lower lvs narrowly oblanceolate, most cauline lvs linear, 1–2 mm wide; racemes long- pedunculate, slender, 3–8 cm × 5–8 mm, tapering to the tip, often interrupted below; fls white or greenish- white; wings elliptic, 2.5–4 mm, somewhat exceeding the cor; fr elliptic, twice as long as wide; seeds 2–2.5 mm, the aril to half as long; 2n=24, ca 72, 104–108. Prairies, rocky slopes, and barrens; N.D. to Tex., w. to Mont. and Ariz.; rep. from Minn. May–Aug.

  • Common Names

    white milkwort