Calflora
Taxon  Report   6728    
Polygala cornuta  Kellogg
Sierra milkwort
Polygala cornuta
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Polygala cornuta
© 1996 Arthur H. Bazell, M.D.
Polygala cornuta
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Polygala cornuta, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Polygala cornuta
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Family: POLYGALACEAE  
Genus: Polygala
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Rhinotropis cornuta
More information about  Polygala cornuta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (POCO4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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