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Heath Milkwort (Polygala serpyllifolia) (June, 2013)<br />
Flowers very similar to Common Milkwort, but normally not more than 8 per stem, though in some populations there are up to 17. The lower leaves are opposite to each other and become very crowded towards the base. This plant likes wet acid ground. Other features: Flowers normally dark blue but can often be found pink, white or pale blue, or bicoloured as in pic on left. <br />
Habitat: Glencoe. Geotagged,Heath Milkwort,Polygala serpyllifolia,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Heath Milkwort (Polygala serpyllifolia)

(June, 2013)
Flowers very similar to Common Milkwort, but normally not more than 8 per stem, though in some populations there are up to 17. The lower leaves are opposite to each other and become very crowded towards the base. This plant likes wet acid ground. Other features: Flowers normally dark blue but can often be found pink, white or pale blue, or bicoloured as in pic on left.
Habitat: Glencoe.

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''Polygala serpyllifolia'', heath milkwort, is a native perennial of heaths and grassy places. Height to 25 cm. The lower leaves are in opposite pairs. Flowers May to August.

Similar species: Beans
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jan 24, 2016. Captured in A82, Ballachulish, Highland PH49 4HU, UK.