Polygala senega

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygalaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygalaceae
GenusPolygala
SpeciesPolygala senega L.
Common NameSeneca snakeroot
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.2
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Bell (KY), Bullitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Clay (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Estill (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Henry (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Knott (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Letcher (KY), Lewis (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Magoffin (KY), Menifee (KY), Metcalfe (KY), Monroe (KY), Nelson (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Owsley (KY), Perry (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Spencer (KY), Wayne (KY), Woodford (KY), Anderson (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Dickson (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hancock (TN), Hawkins (TN), Hickman (TN), Houston (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lewis (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Perry (TN), Pickett (TN), Robertson (TN), Scott (TN), Sumner (TN), Union (TN), Van Buren (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1940 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100568730 Estill Kentucky 01 Jul 1988 Richard G. Guetig
778
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569027 Rowan Kentucky 28 May 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6592
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568839 Lee Kentucky 28 May 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
397
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569019 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2805
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569068 Woodford Kentucky 14 Aug 1954 Mary E. Wharton
8668
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568847 Lee Kentucky 28 May 1993 Gary W. Libby
347
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569035 Rowan Kentucky 31 May 2006 D. Estes, B.E. Wofford & R. Small
8939
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568904 Madison Kentucky 07 Jul 1956 Mary E. Wharton
10222
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568706 Cumberland Kentucky 01 May 1999 R. C. Clark, Lance Bobo
24314
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568607 Anderson Kentucky 27 May 1978 William S . Bryant
539
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568920 McCreary Kentucky 20 Jul 1996 James D. Kiser
437
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568631 Bell Kentucky 11 Jun 1988 Barbara L. Rafaill
866
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568896 Kentucky 02 Jul 1956 Mary E. Wharton
10188
EKY
Polygala senega
N/A Clay Kentucky 02 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4338
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568912 Magoffin Kentucky 20 May 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8311
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568789 Harlan Kentucky 26 May 1994 Bryce D. Fields
797
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568995 Powell Kentucky 14 Jul 1985 Ross C. Clark
21098
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569084 Cheatham Tennessee 26 Jun 1976 R. Jones
1574
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568763 Garrard Kentucky 31 May 1956 Mary E. Wharton
9970
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568599 Anderson Kentucky 21 Jun 1978 William S . Bryant
218
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568888 Lewis Kentucky 19 May 2005 Timothy J. Weckman
9315
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568987 Powell Kentucky 06 Jun 1990 Ross C. Clark
22505
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568821 Laurel Kentucky 07 Jul 1985 Ralph L. Thompson
85-442
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568722 Estill Kentucky 13 Jun 1988 Richard G. Guetig
630
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569076 Anderson Tennessee 03 Jun 1990 V. E. McNeilus
90-272
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568698 Clinton Kentucky 26 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-574
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568623 Bell Kentucky 19 Jun 1993 John Richard Abbott
5590
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568680 Clay Kentucky 22 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1861
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568946 Menifee Kentucky 29 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2762
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568938 McCreary Kentucky 24 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E10.22
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569001 Powell Kentucky 14 Jul 1985 Doris Taylor
100
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568862 Letcher Kentucky 10 Aug 1978 Jeffrey D. Sole
458
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568953 Owen Kentucky 02 Jun 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2785
EKY
Polygala senega
N/A Powell Kentucky 14 Jul 1985 Ross C. Clark
21098
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568854 Lee Kentucky 18 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
3084
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568805 Jackson Kentucky 28 Aug 1982 Ronald L. Jones
3953
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568649 Clay Kentucky 30 May 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2749
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100569043 Rowan Kentucky 10 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2805
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568714 Estill Kentucky 24 Jun 1987 Richard G. Guetig
305
EKY
Polygala senega
BEREA018640 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018647 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018645 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
31234100568797 Henry Kentucky 22 Aug 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
707
EKY
Polygala senega
N/A Woodford Kentucky 16 Aug 1954 Mary E. Wharton
8697
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568979 Perry Kentucky 13 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2252
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568664 Clay Kentucky 17 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1777
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568672 Clay Kentucky 15 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1707
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568961 Owsley Kentucky 28 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2744
EKY
Polygala senega
31234100568755 Franklin Kentucky 18 Jun 1981 Hal Bryan
FR-294
EKY
Polygala senega
BEREA018642 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018644 Jessamine Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018643 Harlan Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018641 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
N/A Carter Tennessee 27 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala senega
31973000017341 Rowan Kentucky
KNK
Polygala senega
31973000017344 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135878 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
BEREA018646 Lee Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018639 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
BEREA018648 Metcalfe Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala senega
N/A Johnson Tennessee 16 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala senega
N/A Carter Tennessee 01 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala senega
31973000017334 Knott Kentucky
KNK
Polygala senega
31973000017349 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Polygala senega
31973000017343 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135860 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0136567 Rowan Kentucky
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135895 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135867 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135880 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135921 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135898 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135875 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135876 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135926 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135866 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135864 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135882 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135855 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135869 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0136583 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135888 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135896 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0136585 Menifee Kentucky
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135887 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135865 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135873 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135884 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135877 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135902 Houston Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135925 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135870 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135850 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135886 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135918 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135903 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135892 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135900 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135856 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135908 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135916 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135901 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135910 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135907 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135881 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135914 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135854 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135857 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135890 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135897 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0136584 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135861 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135911 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135858 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135851 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135922 Union Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135879 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135905 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135919 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135909 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135874 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135852 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135889 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135863 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135868 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135894 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135923 Union Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135924 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135906 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135885 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135891 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135904 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135915 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135893 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135899 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135913 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135862 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135872 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135917 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135849 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135920 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135912 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135871 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135859 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
UCHT018102 Cheatham Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala senega
APSC0094514 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007707 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0068939 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0086453 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0077296 Lewis Kentucky 07 May 1991 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075966 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007702 Bledsoe Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0136582 Knott Kentucky
TENN
Polygala senega
TENN-V-0135883 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala senega
UCHT018104 Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala senega
UCHT018103 Clay Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala senega
APSC0077300 Lewis Kentucky 07 May 1991 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075967 Oldham Kentucky 07 Jun 1968 Harry Woodward
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0086438 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007711 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0086643 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075319 Oldham Kentucky 18 Jun 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075964 Jefferson Kentucky 23 Jun 1940 Bishop
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0044997 Anderson Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007708 Davidson Tennessee 06 Jun 1979 Edward Chester
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007703 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075332 Wayne Kentucky 29 May 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0093706 Jackson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0081325 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075318 Oldham Kentucky 18 Jul 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075971 Anderson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0080533 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0085501 Monroe Kentucky 08 May 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0076136 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0032277 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075969 Menifee Kentucky 13 Jun 1969 Paul Higgins
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0086361 Claiborne Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0065320 Clay Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0113643 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007701 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007700 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0087439 Jackson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075975 Bullitt Kentucky 16 Sep 1951
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075970 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0087095 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0091667 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075972 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007705 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007706 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0007709 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0101724 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075973 Bullitt Kentucky 28 Jun 1950
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0077136 Lewis Kentucky 16 May 1995 Landon McKinney
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075965 Woodford Kentucky 15 Jun 1955 Mary Wharton
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0084740 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075968 Jessamine Kentucky 18 Jun 1953 Mary Wharton
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075977 Jefferson Kentucky 30 Apr 1944 P.A. Davies
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0075974 Oldham Kentucky 27 Apr 1957 James Matthews
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0077105 Knott Kentucky 20 May 1994 Landon McKinney
APSC
Polygala senega
HTTU012277 Pickett Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala senega
HTTU019369 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala senega
HTTU030619 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala senega
UCHT032767 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala senega
APSC0075978 Oldham Kentucky 24 Aug 1968 Harry Woodward
APSC
Polygala senega
APSC0077125 Bell Kentucky 01 Jul 1969
APSC
Polygala senega
HTTU024381 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala senega
HTTU019370 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala senega
MTSU024054 Davidson Tennessee
MTSU
Polygala senega
UCHT035386 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala senega
UCHT036228 Clay Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala senega
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Polygala senega - Dwayne Estes
Polygala senega - Dwayne Estes
Polygala senega - Dwayne Estes
Polygala senega - Dwayne Estes
Polygala senega - Dwayne Estes
Polygala senega - Dwayne Estes