What plant is that?

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Fringed Polygala

Photo credit: © Francis R. Underwood 2009

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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