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Cross-leaved Milkwort (Marsh Milkwort, Drumheads)
Polygala cruciata

Cross-leaved milkwort is rare in Connecticut, and the state classifies it as a species of special concern.

• Family: Milkwort (Polygalaceae)
• Habitat: wet, sandy meadows, moist pine barrens, marshes
• Height: 4-12 inches
• Flower size: 3/8 inch across
• Flower color: purplish-pink or greenish-white
• Flowering time: July to September
• Origin: native

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Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.