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HEATH MILKWORT Polygala serpyllifolia (Polygalaceae) Height to 20cm. Trailing, hairless perennial. Similar to Common Milkwort but smaller and with basal leaves in opposite pairs. Found on acid grassland and heaths. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long and usually blue; borne in short spikes of 5-10 flowers (May-Sep). FRUITS are flattened. LEAVES are narrow and pointed. STATUS-Locally common throughout.
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HEATH MILKWORT Polygala serpyllifolia (Polygalaceae) Height to 20cm. Trailing, hairless perennial. Similar to Common Milkwort but smaller and with basal leaves in opposite pairs. Found on acid grassland and heaths. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long and usually blue; borne in short spikes of 5-10 flowers (May-Sep). FRUITS are flattened. LEAVES are narrow and pointed. STATUS-Locally common throughout.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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