|Gaywings taken at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville|
Polygala paucifolia, known as gaywings or fringed polygala, is a perennial plant of the family Polygalaceae.
Mature plants are 3 to 6 inches tall. Stems are smooth, slender and green. Leaves are clustered at the top, appearing to be whorled, but they are not. Leaflets are oblong to lanceolate — narrow at the base with a pointed tip. Leaves have an entire margin and are thin.
Flowers are pink and white, blooming in April and May.
- Carman, Jack B. (2001). Wildflowers of Tennessee. Highland Rim Press. p. 163.
- Alan Weakly (2011) "Taxonomic Advisory!" Chinquapin 19(4): 27, 30.
- J. Richard Abbott (2011) "Notes on the disintegration of Polygala (Polygalaceae), with four new genera for the Flora of North America." Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 5(1): (5 Aug 2011), pp. 125-137
- Blanchan, Neltje (2002). Wild Flowers: An Aid to Knowledge of our Wild Flowers and their Insect Visitors. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.
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