Common or Purple Milkwort: Purple Polygala.

Polygala sanguinea. Milkwort Family. June - Sept.

Found in moist or sandy fields, roadsides. Southern Canada to North Carolina, west to the Mississippi.

Flowers

Deep or pale magenta, rarely white, tiny, clustered in globular or oblong heads, terminating stems 6 - 12 inches high.

Leaves

Small, narrow.

Field Milkwort.

Field Milkwort.