Taxon  Report   6727    
Polygala californica  Nutt.
California milkwort,  Milkwort
Polygala californica
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Polygala californica
© 2011 Ron Wolf
Polygala californica
© 2015 James Gonsman
Polygala californica, 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 californica
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Genus: Polygala
Communities: Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Polygala californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).