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Polygala  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 29302

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): milkwort [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderFabales   
                            FamilyPolygalaceae  – milkworts  
                               GenusPolygala L. – milkwort  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Polygala acanthoclada A. Gray – desert polygala, thorny polygala 
                                  Species Polygala alba Nutt. – white milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala ambigua Nutt. – whorled milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala arenicola Gürke  
                                  Species Polygala balduinii Nutt. – Baldwin's milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala barbeyana Chod. – blue milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala boykinii Nutt. – Boykin's milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala brevifolia Nutt. – littleleaf milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala californica Nutt. – California milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala chapmanii Torr. & A. Gray – Chapman's milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala cornuta Kellogg – Sierra milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala crenata C.W. James – scalloped milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala crotalarioides Buch.-Ham. ex DC.  
                                  Species Polygala crucianelloides DC. – Caribbean milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala cruciata L. – drumheads 
                                  Species Polygala curtissii A. Gray – Curtiss' milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala cymosa Walter – tall pinebarren milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala eucosma S.F. Blake  
                                  Species Polygala glandulosa Kunth – glandular milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala glochidiata Kunth – tropical milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala hecatantha Urb. – West Indian milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala hemipterocarpa A. Gray – winged milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala heterorhyncha (Barneby) T. Wendt – beaked spiny polygala, desert milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala hookeri Torr. & A. Gray – Hooker's milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala incarnata L. – procession flower 
                                  Species Polygala intermontana T. Wendt – Intermountain milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala leptocaulis Torr. & A. Gray – swamp milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala leptostachys Shuttlw. ex A. Gray – Georgia milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala lewtonii Small – Lewton's milkwort, Lewton's polygala 
                                  Species Polygala lindheimeri A. Gray – shrubby milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala longicaulis Kunth – longstem milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala lutea L. – orange milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala macradenia A. Gray – purple milkwort, glandleaf milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala maravillasensis Correll – Maravillas milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala mariana Mill. – Maryland milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala myrtifolia L. – myrtle-leaf milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala nana (Michx.) DC. – candyroot 
                                  Species Polygala nitida Brandegee – shining milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala nudata Brandegee – smallflower milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala nuttallii Torr. & A. Gray – Nuttall's milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala obscura Benth. – velvetseed milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala ovatifolia A. Gray – eggleaf milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala palmeri S. Watson – Palmer's milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala paniculata L. – orosne 
                                  Species Polygala paucifolia Willd. – gaywings 
                                  Species Polygala piliophora S.F. Blake – Huachuca Mountain milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala planellasii Molinet & Maz – Planellas' polygala 
                                  Species Polygala polygama Walter – bitter milkwort, racemed milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala ramosa Elliott – low pinebarren milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala rectipilis S.F. Blake – New Mexico milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala rugelii Shuttlw. ex Chapm. – yellow milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala sanguinea L. – blood milkwort, purple milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala scoparioides Chod. – broom milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala senega L. – Seneca snakeroot 
                                  Species Polygala serpyllifolia Hosé – heath milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala setacea Michx. – coastal plain milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala smallii R.R. Sm. & Ward – tiny polygala, tiny milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala verticillata L. – whorled milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala violacea Aubl. – violet milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala virgata Thunb.  
                                  Species Polygala vulgaris L. – common milkwort 
                                  Species Polygala watsonii Chod. – Watson's milkwort 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Richard J. Abbott  
  Notes: Postdoctorate, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA 63166-0299   
  Reference for: Polygala    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Polygala   
       
  Source: Polygalaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Polygala   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Polygala   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Polygala   
       
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