Taxon: Polygala senega L.

Genus: Polygala
Family: Polygalaceae
Nomen number: 29219
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:704. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-May-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan


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  • Britton, N. L. et al., eds. ser. 1; C. T. Rogerson, ed. ser. 2 North American flora ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972 (N Amer fl)
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  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
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  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
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  • Seymour, F. The flora of New England. (F NEng)
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)

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