Jun. 22, 2019

showy milkwort, Polygala grandiflora

Showy? Grand flowered? Sometimes the names seem a little curious. These are far from the showiest or grandest milkworts as originally seen. The flowers are only a quarter inch across. A brief time on the net and you can see what the gardeners have done with this. It becomes a much larger and showier shrub. There's some confusion with P. violacea, which some botanists combine with P. grandiflora. These can be seen in open, sometimes disturbed areas in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, and SC. The red clay of Morton Co GA makes an unusual background. 7/7/18.