Connecticut Plants
Cross-leaved Milkwort (Drumheads, Marsh Milkwort)
Polygala cruciata L.

Cross-leaved milkwort is an endangered species in Connecticut.

  • Family: milkwort (Polygalaceae)
  • Habitat: wet, sandy meadows, moist pine barrens, marshes
  • Height: 4-12 inches
  • Flower size: 3/8 inch across
  • Flower color: purplish-pink or greenish-white
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: native
Polygala cruciata L.

Photographed in southern New Jersey in late July.

Polygala cruciata L.
Polygala cruciata L.
Polygala cruciata L.

Photographed in Ocean County, New Jersey in late August.