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Connecticut Plants
Field Milkwort (Purple Milkwort)
Polygala sanguinea L.
  • Family: milkwort (Polygalaceae)
  • Habitat: moist fields
  • Height: 5-15 inches
  • Flower size: tiny flowers in a cylindrical cluster 1/2 inch across
  • Flower color: lavender to pink or greenish-white
  • Flowering time: June to October
  • Origin: native
Polygala sanguinea L.
Polygala sanguinea L.
Polygala sanguinea L.

Field milkwort flowers are usually pink, but occasional greenish-white flowers are found.