What flower is that?

Fringed Polygala
Photo credit: Francis Underwood

This plant grows in woods
and blooms in late spring.
The lower stem leaves are
very small, hence the
Latin word for its species name.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Polygala paucifolia
Common Name:
  Fringed Polygala, Gaywings, or Flowering Wintergreen
Family:
  Polygalaceae (Milkwort)
Habitat:
  Rich mesic woods

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