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common name for the Polygalaceae, a family including herbs, shrubs, and trees found in all parts of the world except New Zealand and the polar regions. Several milkworts (genus Polygala), perennial herbs, are native to moist habitats of the United States and are sometimes cultivated as ornamentals. The Seneca snakeroot (P. senega), used by the Seneca for snakebite, yields the herbal medicine senegin. The milkwort family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Polygalales.
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Polygala chaemaebuxus Milkwort is a slowgrowing alpine shrub which prefers full sun and rich soil and will eventually reach 4in tall.
In Japan, ten projects were selected from the domestic project category, including the "Coral reef habitat restoration project around the Kerama Islands (Okinawa)," and eight projects, including the "Ex situ conservation project for the critically endangered pink sea milkwort of Noto Peninsula" were selected from the domestic small project grant category.
A Gathering of Larks moves from the minute material of modern life back to the time of Francis, which Carroll captures in lush, precise lines: "lost / among salvia and wild fennel, ox-eye daisies, / sunchokes, milkwort, yellow broom.
Planhigyn arall a'r enw Crist yn rhan ohono ydi Llysiau Crist, sef Polygala vulgaris a Common Milkwort yn Saesneg.
DEBATE Milkwort plant " Claire was sent some scripts before meeting Ron at the production studios in Cumbernauld, where he asked for her advice on how to translate the author's vision to the small screen.
For example, the greater the level of peat, the more likely it is that acid-tolerant plants and flowers, such as heather, sundew, cotton grass and milkwort, will be found.