Polygala grandiflora Walt. - Showy Milkwort
Family - Polygalaceae
Upper portion of stem.
Flowering - May - August.
Habitat - Sandills, flatwoods, open hammocks.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This showy little species can be found in the southern half of Alabama. The plant can be identified by its pubescent upper stems, alternate leaves, and big pinkish-purple flowers. The corolla portion of the flower has no fringe.
Photographs taken at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Baldwin County, AL., 6-18-04.