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Purple Gaywing Wildflower

Purple Gaywing Wildflower

Purple Gaywing Wildflower


Often Mistaken For:
This purple Gaywing wildflower is often mistaken for an orchid. 
It goes by the names of Fringed Polygala, Gaywings or Flowering Wintergreen.

When Does it Flower?
The plant usually flowers in spring and early summer. Producing compounds thought to increase milk production in nursing mammals.

 

Where is it Found?
Usually found in colonies in mossy covered areas.  Which makes the striking pink color really pop.


Additional Wildflowers & Invasive Flowers:

Dune Thistle Wildflower Forget Me Not Wildflower Cardinal Wildflower
Early Meadowrue Wildflower Trout Lily Endangered Dwarf Lake Iris Wildflower
Spiderwort Wildlflower Jack in the Pulpit Bittersweet Nightshade Wildflower
Eastern Columbine Wildflower

 

 

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