Polygala cruciata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygalaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygalaceae
GenusPolygala
SpeciesPolygala cruciata L.
Common Namedrumheads
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled; Alternate; Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 7.6
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S3?] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (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: McCreary (KY), Montgomery (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Russell (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Campbell (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Lawrence (TN), Lewis (TN), Lincoln (TN), Monroe (TN), Moore (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1987 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100567674 Putnam Tennessee 29 Jul 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5122
EKY
Polygala cruciata
31234100567666 Grundy Tennessee 08 Aug 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5271
EKY
Polygala cruciata
31234100567641 Bledsoe Tennessee 28 Jul 1990 V. E. McNeilus
90-571
EKY
Polygala cruciata
31234100567534 Russell Kentucky H. Housman
EKY
Polygala cruciata
BEREA022934 Pulaski Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala cruciata
31973000017304 Powell Kentucky
KNK
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135546 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135577 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135573 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135587 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135538 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135550 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135583 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135572 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135580 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
31234100567658 Coffee Tennessee 12 Jul 2001 Dwayne Estes
EKY
Polygala cruciata
31234100567542 Russell Kentucky Bruce Hoagland
EKY
Polygala cruciata
31234100755162 Scott Tennessee 02 Aug 1992 Steve Walker
463
EKY
Polygala cruciata
31234100756038 Russell Kentucky H. Housman
EKY
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135557 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135545 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135547 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135568 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135576 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135551 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135560 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135566 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135584 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135562 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135553 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135567 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135569 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0136081 Montgomery Kentucky
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135543 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135579 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135554 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135549 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135548 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135541 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135540 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135588 White Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135544 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135559 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135575 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135552 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135564 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135570 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135574 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135578 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135542 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135585 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135581 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135571 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135565 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135556 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135555 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135589 White Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135586 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135561 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135582 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135539 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135563 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0135558 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0136080 McCreary Kentucky
TENN
Polygala cruciata
UCHT018040 Moore Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala cruciata
UCHT018045 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala cruciata
UCHT018038 Franklin Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala cruciata
UCHT018039 Moore Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala cruciata
APSC0107116 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0054163 Lewis Tennessee 08 Aug 1989 R. Kral
76874
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0053629 Franklin Tennessee 23 Jul 1990 R. Kral
77908
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0109138 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0116898 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Polygala cruciata
HTTU029120 Coffee Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala cruciata
MTSU007426 Sequatchie Tennessee 07 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
6777
MTSU
Polygala cruciata
MTSU007425 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 1996 Landon E. McKinney
6687
MTSU
Polygala cruciata
UCHT018044 Van Buren Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala cruciata
UCHT018036 Franklin Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala cruciata
APSC0077260 Warren Tennessee 01 Aug 1987 Max E. Medley
17677-87
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0092968 Pulaski Kentucky 21 Jul 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0049925 Coffee Tennessee 28 Sep 2014 Mason Brock
766
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0067477 Coffee Tennessee 29 Jul 1987 Max E. Medley with John Medley.
17558-87
APSC
Polygala cruciata
APSC0107115 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Polygala cruciata
UOS04985 Coffee Tennessee 18 Jul 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Polygala cruciata
N/A Coffee Tennessee 18 Jul 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Polygala cruciata
BRIT136672 Tennessee
VDB
Polygala cruciata
TENN-V-0243954 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala cruciata
UOS04984 Franklin Tennessee 16 Aug 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Polygala cruciata
BRIT136673 Tennessee
VDB
Polygala cruciata
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