PlantsPolygala→Seneca Snakeroot (Polygala senega)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Polygala senega Accepted
Polygala senega var. senega Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Small 2-celled capsules containing two hairy, black seeds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

illustration from 'The Botanical Cabinet', 1828

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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 2021-06-24
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Location: Bowmont Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2011-06-09
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 2021-06-24
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