Gay Wings: Fringed Poly-gala. Polygala paucifolia.
Milkwort Family. May - July.
Found in moist woods. Eastern Quebec to Minnesota and Illinois, south in Alleghenies.
Magenta, magenta-crimson, or rarely white, very irregular in form, fringed on the tip.
Clustered at the summit of the stem, 3 - 6 inches high.