Polygala lutea
orange milkwort

Polygala lutea
Polygala lutea
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Polygala lutea
Common name: orange milkwort
Group: dicot
Family: Polygalaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 4 - 19"
Foliage: leaves narrowly oval, oval or oblong, alternate
Flower: small orange flowers in a dense head or drum like raceme.oval and broader toward the tip; wings pointed.
Flowering time: mid-June to mid-October
Habitat: sandy, acid swampy areas, bogs, pine barrens
Range in New Jersey: southern half of the state
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a