Milkwort Family

FORM Low herbs, shrubs, and trees.

Genera  5 Only Polygala is found in Eastern North America.

Species 96.52


Flowers Perfect, hypogynous and irregular

#Parts Sepals 5, Petals 3 more or less united, Stamens 4-8

Leaves - Alternate simple, often small and linear.

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs with a milky sap