Polygala cruciata

A plant found throughout most of the eastern United States, named for the cross-like arrangement of the whorled leaves. My photographs are from east Texas.

An inflorescence on the Sundew Trail at Big Thicket National Preserve, 3 Jul 2007.

Closer view of flowers on the Sundew Trail, 3 Jul 2007.

Cauline leaves on the Sundew Trail, Big Thicket, 3 Jul 2007.

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