Polygala verticillata

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygalaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygalaceae
GenusPolygala
Species:Polygala verticillata L.
Common NameWhorled Milkwort
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Natural Area Presence: DRU; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: SGSNA; Natural Area Presence: TRG; Natural Area Presence: WOLF; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Arrangement: whorled; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Apical; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] 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: Barren (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Campbell (KY), Clinton (KY), Edmonson (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Grayson (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Jackson (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), Decatur (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henderson (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Wilson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100567427 Franklin Kentucky 09 Jul 1984 S. Rice
FR-729
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569134 Garrard Kentucky 13 Jul 2011 W. W. Overbeck
1327
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569100 Clinton Kentucky 14 Aug 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-1133
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569159 Marion Kentucky 23 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7290
EKY
Polygala verticillata
N/A McCreary Kentucky 07 Jul 1996 James D. Kiser
435
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569118 Clinton Kentucky 06 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-416
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569126 Clinton Kentucky 10 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-495
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100567401 Barren Kentucky 30 Jun 1978 George P. Johnson
389
EKY
Polygala verticillata
BEREA018652 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala verticillata
BEREA018651 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala verticillata
N/A Carter Tennessee 20 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
31973000017345 Madison Kentucky
KNK
Polygala verticillata
31973000017346 Madison Kentucky
KNK
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135933 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
31234100569167 McCreary Kentucky 30 Jun 1994 Gary W. Libby
472
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100746385 McCreary Kentucky 01 Jul 2008 Tara R. Littlefield
2008-013
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569191 Rowan Kentucky 11 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2922
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100567419 Van Buren Tennessee 08 Aug 1987 Ronald L. Jones
5295
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100567476 Laurel Kentucky 08 Aug 1993 Steve Walker
743
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100569142 Garrard Kentucky 05 Jul 1983 Donna A. Godbey
341
EKY
Polygala verticillata
31234100567468 Lee Kentucky 18 Jul 1979 Richard H. Hannan
3105
EKY
Polygala verticillata
BEREA018653 Warren Kentucky
BEREA
Polygala verticillata
ETSU007513 Johnson Tennessee 25 Aug 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
N/A Carter Tennessee 18 Aug 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
31973000017300 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Polygala verticillata
31973000007885 Campbell Kentucky 06 Aug 2014 Conley, Justin
2014-0095
KNK
Polygala verticillata
31973000017347 Clinton Kentucky
KNK
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135940 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135930 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135929 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135937 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135942 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135938 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135960 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135943 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135959 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135939 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135934 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
UCHT018106 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala verticillata
APSC0079562 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0079561 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0080216 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0077124 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135936 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135956 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135931 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135932 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135935 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135958 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135927 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
TENN-V-0135964 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Polygala verticillata
UCHT018105 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala verticillata
APSC0077123 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0075952 Warren Kentucky 01 Jul 1969
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0075299 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0092474 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0068369 Warren Kentucky 15 Aug 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0077122 Edmonson Kentucky 16 Jul 1968 Kenneth Nicely
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0048901 Grayson Kentucky 12 Sep 1976 Jerry and Carol Baskin
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0089146 Pulaski Kentucky 04 Aug 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0075951 Warren Kentucky 29 Jun 1970 Kenneth Nicely
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0086784 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0075333 Breckinridge Kentucky 21 Jul 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Polygala verticillata
APSC0092245 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Polygala verticillata
MTSU007423 Rutherford Tennessee 20 May 1994 Terri Hogan
102-94
MTSU
Polygala verticillata
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 03 Jul 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
ETSU008655 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
APSC0094530 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Polygala verticillata
HTTU028320 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala verticillata
HTTU019214 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala verticillata
HTTU019213 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala verticillata
HTTU028319 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Polygala verticillata
UOS05008 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 2002 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Polygala verticillata
ETSU026395 Hawkins Tennessee 03 Jul 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19560
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
ETSU024882 Washington Tennessee 02 Sep 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Polygala verticillata
MEM005655 McCracken Kentucky 02 Jul 1968 Raymond Athey
321
MEM
Polygala verticillata
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