Definition of Polygala alba

1. Noun. Perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot.

Exact synonyms: Senega
Generic synonyms: Milkwort
Terms within: Senega



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygala Alba

Polyborus cheriway audubonii
Polyborus plancus
Polybotria
Polybotria cervina
Polybotrya
Polybotrya cervina
Polycillin
Polycirrus
Polydactylus
Polydactylus virginicus
Polyergus
Polyergus rufescens
Polyfilla
Polygala
Polygala alba
Polygala lutea
Polygala paucifolia
Polygala senega
Polygala vulgaris
Polygalaceae
Polygonales
Polygonatum
Polygonatum biflorum
Polygonatum commutatum
Polygonia
Polygonia comma
Polygonum aubertii
Polygonum fagopyrum
Polygonum orientale

Literary usage of Polygala alba

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1. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"181 and 553), that this was derived from polygala alba, Nuttall, which grows in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1893)
"polygala alba, Nuttall.—LK Sayre. A note relating to the abundance of Polygala alba in Kansas, as ascertained in a discussion upon the subject at a meeting ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1901)
"Polygala Senega and polygala alba—Characters of Distinction. ... Maisch as being the root of polygala alba —both this species and P. senega being found in ..."

4. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1845)
"... rose and purple flowers; polygala alba, white, pale pink, and violet; Echinacea, white and pale purple. Schrankia grows only on the slopes, prostrate, ..."

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