Polygala mariana P. Miller - Maryland Milkwort
Family - Polygalaceae
Note the naked inflorescence rachis.
Flowering - June - October.
Habitat - Open wet areas, ditches, pine savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species is scattered mainly throughout southern Alabama. The plant can be identified by its small, alternate leaves, angled stems, naked inflorescence rachises, and tight clusters of flowers.
Photographs taken off Hwy 431, Russell County, AL., 6-25-06.