Polygala mariana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygalaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygalaceae
GenusPolygala
Species:Polygala mariana Mill.
Common NameMaryland Milkwort
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Apical; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[S5?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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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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: Todd (KY), Coffee (TN), Franklin (TN), Lawrence (TN), McNairy (TN), Polk (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0135764 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Polygala mariana
TENN-V-0135765 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Polygala mariana
TENN-V-0135763 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Polygala mariana
APSC0007664 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1949 Floyd Brown and Alfred Clebsch
91-1-7
APSC
Polygala mariana
APSC0099452 Franklin Tennessee 15 Jul 2018 Claire Ciafre
APSC
Polygala mariana
APSC0007663 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1949 Floyd Brown and Alfred Clebsch
520
APSC
Polygala mariana
UCHT032760 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala mariana
TENN-V-0135761 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Polygala mariana
TENN-V-0135762 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Polygala mariana
HTTU029047 Coffee Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala mariana
UOS05003 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Polygala mariana
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Plant Photos

Polygala mariana - Alaina Krakowiak
Polygala mariana - Alaina Krakowiak
Polygala mariana - Alaina Krakowiak
Polygala mariana - Alaina Krakowiak
Polygala mariana - Alaina Krakowiak
Polygala mariana - Alaina Krakowiak
Polygala mariana - Dwayne Estes
Polygala mariana - Dwayne Estes
Polygala mariana - Dwayne Estes
Polygala mariana - Dwayne Estes