Taxon  Report   6727 
Polygala californica  Nutt.
California milkwort,  Milkwort
Polygala californica
© 2012 Gary McDonald
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Polygala californica
© 2003 Keir Morse
Polygala californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Polygala californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Polygala californica
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Genus: Polygala
Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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: Jul 15, 2018).

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