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Fringed Polygala - Polygala paucifolia Fringed polygala is a beautiful, orchid-like wildflower that emerges from creeping, partly underground stems. The flower has 3 pink petals, which form a tube with a finely fringed pink crest. <br />
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Fringed Polygala - Polygala paucifolia

Fringed polygala is a beautiful, orchid-like wildflower that emerges from creeping, partly underground stems. The flower has 3 pink petals, which form a tube with a finely fringed pink crest.

Growing in a swampy forest.

    comments (4)

  1. AMAZING! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! It’s such a pretty flower. Posted 2 months ago
  2. Extraordinary, what a deep purple! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, it was so vibrant! Posted 2 months ago

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''Polygala paucifolia'', known as gaywings or fringed polygala, is a perennial plant of the family Polygalaceae.

Mature plants are 3 to 6 inches tall. Stems are smooth, slender and green. Leaves are clustered at the top, appearing to be whorled, but they are not. Leaflets are oblong to lanceolate — narrow at the base with a pointed tip. Leaves have an entire margin and are thin. Flowers are pink and white, blooming in April and May.

In 2011, John Richard Abbott segregated.. more

Similar species: Beans
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2018. Captured May 14, 2018 14:09 in 553 Lake Rd, Pine Plains, NY 12567, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm