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Search Results:       Common Name: milkwort

List for printing without synonyms and photos.
Checklist from Wisconsin State Herbarium
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      Family Polygalaceae (click for list of genera only)  
            Polygala L. *
              milkwort (DISTRIBUTION MAP GALLERY of SPECIES)
            Polygala cruciata L. * +
              cross milkwort, cross-leaf milkwort, drum-heads
                 Polygala cruciata L. var. aquilonia Fernald & B.G.Schub.
Image of Polygala cruciata L.
            Polygala incarnata L. * +
              pink milkwort, procession flower
                 Galypola incarnata (L.) Nieuwl.
Image of Polygala incarnata L.
            Polygala polygama Walter var. obtusata Chodat * +
              bitter milkwort, purple milkwort, racemed milkwort
Image of Polygala polygama Walter var. obtusata Chodat
            Polygala sanguinea L. * +
              blood milkwort, field milkwort, purple milkwort
                 Polygala sanguinea L. f. albiflora Millsp.
                 Polygala sanguinea L. f. typica Farw.
                 Polygala sanguinea L. f. viridescens (L.) Farw.
                 Polygala viridescens L.
Image of Polygala sanguinea L.
            Polygala verticillata L. * +
              whorled milkwort
                 (for list of synonyms - see the varieties)
Image of Polygala verticillata L.
            Polygala verticillata L. var. ambigua (Nutt.) A.W.Wood * +
              whorled milkwort
                 Polygala ambigua Nutt.
Image of Polygala verticillata L. var. ambigua (Nutt.) A.W.Wood
            Polygala verticillata L. var. isocycla Fernald * +
              short whorled milkwort
Image of Polygala verticillata L. var. isocycla Fernald
            Polygala verticillata L. var. sphenostachya Pennell +
              whorled milkwort
            Polygala verticillata L. var. verticillata +
              tall whorled milkwort
                 Polygala pretzii Pennell

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