TITLE

Gaywings

AUTHOR(S)
Nuffer, Barbara
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on gaywings. Gaywings are also known as fringed polygala, fringed milk-wort, and bird-on-the-wing. They are beautiful native wildflowers found in rich, moist woods from Georgia to New Brunswick. Folk tales suggest that eating plants in the milkwort or Polygalaceae family will increase the milk production of nursing mothers and dairy cows.
ACCESSION #
21059376

 

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