Candy Root - Orange Milkwort - Candyweed - Bog Bachelor's Button
Polygala lutea - Lannaeus
Polygalaceae (Milkwort) Family

Plant is an upright biennial. Preferred habitat is savannas, pine woods, vegetated dunes and bogs. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.

Leaves are basal rosettes; upper leaves are alternate on the stem; spatula-like, reduced upward. Leaves have no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in a raceme; bisexual in nature; irregular in form; 5 sepals with 2 being petal-like and orange. The corolla is 3-lobed; orange; 8 stamens. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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