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CHALK MILKWORT Polygala calcarea (Polygalaceae) Height to 20cm. Small but attractive hairless perennial. Restricted to short, calcareous grassland. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long and usually bright blue; borne in short spikes of 6-20 flowers (May-Jun). FRUITS are flattened. LEAVES are blunt and narrowly ovate; crowded at the base and appear to form a rosette. STATUS-Local in S and SE England only.
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CHALK MILKWORT Polygala calcarea (Polygalaceae) Height to 20cm. Small but attractive hairless perennial. Restricted to short, calcareous grassland. FLOWERS are 5-6mm long and usually bright blue; borne in short spikes of 6-20 flowers (May-Jun). FRUITS are flattened. LEAVES are blunt and narrowly ovate; crowded at the base and appear to form a rosette. STATUS-Local in S and SE England only.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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