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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Polygala balduinii Nutt.
Baldwin's milkwort

Polygala balduinii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Polygalaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Possibly Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for low pinelands in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and possibly extirpated only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys.  Last reported for Big Pine Key by the Big Pine Key Botanical Society (1987).

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Polygala balduinii has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated




Polygala balduinii has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Polygala balduinii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Polygala balduinii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Polygala balduinii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton