Polygala nana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygalaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygalaceae
GenusPolygala
SpeciesPolygala nana (Michx.) DC.
Common NameCandyroot
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.0
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[S1] (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: Hamilton (TN), Rhea (TN), Warren (TN)

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

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

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0135768 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Polygala nana
UCHT018080 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala nana
APSC0092940 Warren Tennessee 10 Oct 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Polygala nana
TENN-V-0135766 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Polygala nana
TENN-V-0135767 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Polygala nana
UCHT018081 Tennessee
UCHT
Polygala nana
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Plant Photos

Polygala nana - Ashley B. Morris
Polygala nana - Ashley B. Morris
Polygala nana - Dwayne Estes
Polygala nana - Dwayne Estes