Family

Milkzuort,

Colour

Pink or greenish.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Maine to Florida and westward.

Time of Bloom

August.

Flowers: small; growing in close, short spikes at the ends of the branches. Leaves: opposite; whorled in fours; linear. Stems: long; angled; spreading.

When a number of these low plants are found growing together, they have a mossy, soft appearance that is very pretty.

Moss Milkwort Polygala cruciata 92Section of flower.

Section of flower.

Stamen.

Stamen.