Field Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 4 to 12 inches, possibly 16 inches
Fruit: Other: Small round capsule containing 2 hairy seeds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Other: Rosy-purplish-pink to white to pale green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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