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Polygala balduinii

Polygala balduinii Nutt.

Polygala balduinii Nutt. var. balduinii

Polygala balduinii Nutt. var. carteri (Small) R.R. Sm. & Ward

Pylostachya balduinii (Nutt.) Small

Pylostachya carteri (Small) Small

Baldwin’s Milkwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderPolygalalesIncludes milkwort, krameria, and Barbados cherry families
FamilyPolygalaceaeMilkwort family. Also called Diclidantheraceae, Moutabeaceae, Xanthophyllaceae)
GenusPolygalaFrom Greek polys, “many or much,” and gala, “milk,” since some of these species were believed to increase milk yields in cattle

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Polygala balduinii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Polygala balduinii (Baldwin’s Milkwort)

4/13/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 8 × 9" (21 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Polygala balduinii (Baldwin’s Milkwort)

4/13/2015 · Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 21 cm) ID is uncertain


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