Yellow Bachelor's Buttons - Dwarf Milkwort - Candyroot
Polygala nana - (Michaux) DC
Polygalaceae (Milkwort) Family

Plants are upright biennial. Preferred habitat is savannas, roadsides and pine woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are basal rosettes; spatula-shaped to oblong, no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in a raceme, bisexual in nature; divided into two parts, each being the image of the other; 5 sepals, 2 being petaloid (petal-like, often applied to the sepals and bracts) and yellowish-green; 8 stamens. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

 

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