Irish wildflowers




Common Milkwort
Polygala vulgaris
Lus an bhainne
Family: Polygalaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Perennial. Native.

Flowers usually bright blue, can be pink or white. Main raceme usually with more than 10 flowers. Inner sepals slightly shorter than corolla, well-branched veins. Stalkless oval-elliptical leaves, all alternate. Upper leaves narrowest.
Erect or straggling stems, woody at base. Height: To 30cm

Heaths, dunes, short grassland. Acid or calcareous soils.

Similar: Heath Milkwort, P. serpyllifolia
     
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