Taxon  Report   6726 
Polygala acanthoclada  A. Gray
Desert milkwort,  Desert polygala, Milkwort
Polygala acanthoclada
© 2011 James M. Andre
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Polygala acanthoclada
© 2012 Keir Morse
Polygala acanthoclada
© 2012 Keir Morse
Polygala acanthoclada, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Polygala acanthoclada
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Polygala
Shadscale Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Habitat: slopes
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Feb 24, 2018).

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