Large-flowered Gaywing - Showy Milkwort
Polygala grandiflora, Syn: Asemeia violacea J.F.B. Pastore & J.R. Abbott
Polygalaceae (Milkwort) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial. Preferred habitat is savannas and dunes growth areas. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.

Leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one whole part; no leaf stalk; linear to oblong; no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in a raceme; irregular in shape; bisexual. Corolla is three-lobed; pink; five sepals; two appearing like petals. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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