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.
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