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Polygala rugelii Shuttlw. ex Chapm.
Big yellow milkwort

Polygala rugelii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Polygalaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Endemic to Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Polygala rugelii available from :

Polygala rugelii has been found in the following 27 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Recorded as Present in Error
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native

Polygala rugelii has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Palm Beach County Native

Polygala rugelii has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Polygala rugelii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Polygala rugelii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Polygala rugelii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Polygala rugelii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Polygala rugelii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton