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Plant Details

Polygala lutea

Orange Milkwort, Red Hot Poker

Scientific Name:

Polygala lutea

Common Name:

Orange Milkwort, Red Hot Poker

Plant Family

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Biennial

Bloom Color(s):

orange, yellow-orange

Size in Feet:

.5 - 1.25

Light:

Full-sun

Bloom Time:

April - May - June - July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Coast

Polygala lutea flower close-up

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Jorge Vigueras, August 2010

Polygala lutea, succulent leaves in a basil rosette. Green Swamp.

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Jorge Vigueras, August 2010

Orange Milkwort in a wet savanna, along with Yellow Pitcherplant, Sarracenia flava.

Look closely. This is a tiny plant!

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Paynter, Brunswick CO, May 2014

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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