Polygala ambigua

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygalaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygalaceae
GenusPolygala
SpeciesPolygala ambigua Nutt.
Common NameWhorled milkwort
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Opposite; Whorled; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

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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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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: Boyle (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Edmonson (KY), Hardin (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jackson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Marshall (KY), Montgomery (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Wolfe (KY), Anderson (TN), Bedford (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Clay (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lincoln (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Stewart (TN), Warren (TN), Wayne (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100567443 Montgomery Kentucky 28 Jun 1984 Julian Campbell
503
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567526 Marion Kentucky 29 Jun 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5830
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567435 Powell Kentucky 12 Jul 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6589
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567484 Carter Kentucky 12 Sep 1965 Edward T. Browne Jr.
11415.4
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567492 Breckinridge Kentucky 25 Jul 2009 Landon & Eric McKinney
10,157
EKY
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018586 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018595 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018584 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018593 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018590 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018587 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018585 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018588 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135986 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0136019 Crittenden Kentucky
TENN
Polygala ambigua
31234100569183 Montgomery Kentucky 30 Jul 1984 Julian Campbell
860
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567450 Montgomery Kentucky 27 Jun 1984 Julian Campbell
485
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567518 Lyon Kentucky 10 Sep 1968 Raymond Athey
437
EKY
Polygala ambigua
31234100567500 Crittenden Kentucky 30 Jun 1976 Raymond Athey
3461
EKY
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018592 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018589 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018583 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018591 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
BEREA018594 Cannon Tennessee
BEREA
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135971 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135954 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135978 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135962 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135950 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135955 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135988 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135951 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135979 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135953 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135972 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135952 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135969 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135995 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135945 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135946 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135974 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135985 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135980 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135976 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135947 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135973 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135944 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135957 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135948 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0136018 Boyle Kentucky
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135992 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135994 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135990 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135949 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135987 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135977 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
UCHT018032 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075997 Bullitt Kentucky 01 Jul 1950 P.A. Davies
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0077129 Marshall Kentucky 05 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075953 Warren Kentucky 19 Aug 1968 Harold Elmore
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075324 Christian Kentucky 28 Aug 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007773 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007776 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007770 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007774 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0077135 Edmonson Kentucky 08 Aug 1968 Howard Elmore
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007764 Stewart Tennessee 31 Jul 1987 Chengxia You
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0077134 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007767 Lyon Kentucky 13 Jul 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075334 McCracken Kentucky 02 Jul 1978 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007775 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007768 Lyon Kentucky 12 Jul 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007761 Stewart Tennessee 19 Jun 1989 Edward Chester
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007766 Trigg Kentucky 02 Jul 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007762 Lyon Kentucky 30 Aug 1966 Eugene Wofford
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0041233 Warren Kentucky 16 Jun 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135961 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135989 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135975 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
TENN-V-0135983 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Polygala ambigua
UCHT018029 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala ambigua
UCHT018030 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075999 Marshall Kentucky 08 Aug 1969
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007777 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0077131 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0079559 Hopkins Kentucky 11 Jul 1984 John Macgregor
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007778 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075998 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075335 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0077132 Marshall Kentucky 05 Sep 1972 Raymond Athey
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0075331 Marion Kentucky
APSC
Polygala ambigua
APSC0111811 Crittenden Kentucky
APSC
Polygala ambigua
UOS04982 Marion Tennessee 05 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Polygala ambigua
APSC0007763 Trigg Kentucky 30 May 2003 Ralph Thompson
APSC
Polygala ambigua
UOS04983 Franklin Tennessee 17 Jul 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Polygala ambigua
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