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milkwort

Definitions of milkwort
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Polygala
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    Polygala alba, senega
    perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot
    Polygala lutea, candyweed, orange milkwort, yellow bachelor's button, yellow milkwort
    bog plant of pine barrens of southeastern United States having spikes of irregular yellow-orange flowers
    Polygala paucifolia, bird-on-the-wing, flowering wintergreen, fringed polygala, gaywings
    common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
    Polygala senega, Seneca snakeroot, Seneka snakeroot, senega root, senega snakeroot, senga root
    eastern North American plant having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and medicinal roots
    Polygala vulgaris, common milkwort, gand flower
    small European perennial with numerous branches having racemes of blue, pink or white flowers; formerly reputed to promote human lactation
    type of:
    subshrub, suffrutex
    low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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