Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Polygala vulgaris

Heath Milkwort

Common Milkwort is a low-growing, sometimes trailing flower of grasslands, particularly those of chalky soils. It blooms from May to September, the delicate flowers appearing in a variety of colours from dark-blue, through pink to white.

"Heath Milkwort (Polygala serpyllifolia)" by Anne Burgess, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0.

How to identify?

Common Milkwort as narrow and pointed leaves that grow alternately up the stem. Its similar and close relative, Heath Milkwort, has leaves that are opposite each other. The small flowers appear in loose clusters at the end of the stem.

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Scientific Name

Polygala vulgaris

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