Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Milkwort Family)

The Polygalaceae have irregular flowers and milky sap. This Family is represented by only two genera in North America, Polygala and Monnina. In Polygala, the capsules are 2-celled, while they are one celled in Monnina.

Monnina wrightii (Pygmy flower)
Polygala obscura (Dark Milkwort)

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