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Polygala lancifolia

Family: Polygalaceae

Common names: MILKWORT, SENECA, SNAKEROOT

Synonym: Polygala virgata

Native to: South Africa

Plant

Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 6.6 feet

Max width: 5 feet

Flower

magenta/purple, pink, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: part shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in fall

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular