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Polygala ramosa Ell. Bot. S. C. & Ga. 2: 186. 1822
IPolygala Baldwinii cklorgena T. & G. Fl. N. Am. 1 : 129. 1838.
Erect glabrousannual, 1.5-4 dm. high, fibrous-rooted, thestems solitary, simpleor branched ; basal leaves in a small tuft, elliptic or obovate, 7-20 mm. long, 2-6 mm. wide, rounded, usually narrowed into a petiole-like base; stem-leaves linear or spatulate to elliptic, 7-24 mm, long, 1.5-8 mm. wide, acute to obtuse at each end; branch-leaves linear, reduced; racemes numerous, terminal and on axillary branches forming a flattish cymose panicle up to 1.4 dm. broad, the separate racemes loosely flowered, 7-11 mm. thick, 1.8 cm. long or less; bracts lance-ovate, ciliolate, spreading, persistent, 1.5 mm. long; pedicels narrowly winged, 1.3-2.3 ram. long; flowers yellow, turning very dark-green in drying; sepals ovate, ciliolate, acuminate, 1.1-2 mm. long; wings obovate or elliptic-obovate, strongly cuspidate at the somewhat involute apex, 2.9-3.5 mm. long, 1.1-1.3 mm. wide, 3-nerved; keel 2.1 mm. long, the crest on each side of a lobed lamella and a 2-3-parted lobe; capsule suborbicular, plump, 0.8 mm. long and wide; seed ellipsoid, very plump, short-hairy, 0.6-0.7 mm. long; aril 0.2 mm. long, the 2 lobes oval, appressed.
Type locality: Pine barrens of South Carolina and Georgia. Distribution: Delaware to Florida, and westward to Texas.
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John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Polygala ramosa

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Polygala ramosa is a species of flowering plant in the milkwort family (Polygalaceae). It is endemic to the coastal areas of the Southern and Eastern United States.[2] It is an annual herb with a height of 10 to 40 centimetres (3.9 to 15.7 in) that produces yellow flowers between the months of May and September.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ "Polygala Ramosa Low Pinebarren Milkwort". explorer.natureserve.org. NatureServe. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Plants Profile for Polygala ramosa (low pinebarren milkwort)". plants.usda.gov. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Polygala ramosa". warcapps.usgs.gov. U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
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Polygala ramosa: Brief Summary

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Polygala ramosa is a species of flowering plant in the milkwort family (Polygalaceae). It is endemic to the coastal areas of the Southern and Eastern United States. It is an annual herb with a height of 10 to 40 centimetres (3.9 to 15.7 in) that produces yellow flowers between the months of May and September.

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