Polygala sanguinea L.
Common Name: FIELD MILKWORT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Dry to moist, often sandy fields, excavations, and borders of marshes.

The flower color varies from bright pink-magenta to white (f. albiflora Wheelock). The broad compact inflorescence is rather similar to that of P. cruciata, which differs not only in its tendency to whorled leaves but also in its ± deltoid, almost caudate wings.

Locations

Allegan County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Gladwin County
Gratiot County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2268.