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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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A common herbaceous plant of bogs, flatwoods and cypress pond margins throughout nearly all of Florida. The range includes the Gulf and Atlantic coastal states from Louisiana into New York, plus Pennsylvania.
The orange flowers are in a tight solitary raceme up to 1.5cm (6/10 in.) wide. The specific name lutea is a result of the characteristic of the flowers to turn yellow when dried, as in a herbarium specimen. The tiny individual flowers are made up of three petals fused to the stamens and five sepals, two of which - called wings - are larger and the same color as the petals.
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 rugelii - YELLOW MILKWORT
View Polygala boykinii - BOYKIN'S MILKWORT
View Polygala grandiflora - SHOWY MILKWORT
Date record last modified:
Apr 08, 2019