Yellow Polygala - Low Pinebarren Milkwort
Polygala ramosa
Polygalaceae (Milkwort) Famil

Plant is an upright, smooth biennial with numerous stems from the base. Preferred habitat is savannas and rich pine woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are in a basal rosette and alternate on the stem; basal leaves slightly lance-like and widest at the middle, but may sometimes appear spatula-like with stem leaves linear; has no teeth and no lobes.

Flowers are in a terminal, flat-topped cluster; bisexual; irregular in shape; five sepals with two stalked and yellowish-green in color; corolla is fringed at the tip and yellowish-green; six stamens. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

The related P. Cymosa is similar, but the stems are usually solitary and the corolla is not fringed.

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