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Purple Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea)

Image ID: 2010/yrt209T

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Other common names: Field Milkwort
Family: Polygalaceae (Milkwort)
Height: 0.5 to 1.5 ft.
Blooms: June to October
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.75 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  7/31/2010
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Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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