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Fam.: Polygalaceae / Milkwort Fam.      

Genus:  Polygala  L.
 

Authors:
   SCHKUHR:  Christian Schkuhr (1741 - 1811), botanist at Wittenberg (Germany)
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Polygala:   polys = many, gala = milk
   comosa:   comose
 

At Polygala comosa the lower bracts are narrow, they are much longer than the peduncle of the flower and also longer than the buds. The big lateral bracts, which are also called wings, have about the same length as the petals in the middle of the flower. The color of the blossom is more often lilac than blue.

 

Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Pforzheim 7.5.1994
Fig. 1:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Pforzheim 7.5.1994
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Eyne 14.5.2007
Fig. 2:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Eyne 14.5.2007
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Eyne 14.5.2007
Fig. 3:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Eyne 14.5.2007
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Bensheim 2.5.2009
Fig. 4:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Bensheim 2.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Bensheim 2.5.2009
Fig. 5:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Bensheim 2.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Offenburg 22.5.2020
Fig. 6:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Offenburg 22.5.2020
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Offenburg 22.5.2020
Fig. 7:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Offenburg 22.5.2020
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Wetzlar 17.5.2014
Fig. 8:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Wetzlar 17.5.2014
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Wetzlar 17.5.2014
Fig. 9:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Wetzlar 17.5.2014
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Wetzlar 17.5.2014
Fig. 10:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Wetzlar 17.5.2014
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Fig. 11:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Fig. 12:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Fig. 13:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Fig. 14:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Günzburg 22.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Pfronten 22.5.2009
Fig. 15:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Pfronten 22.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Pfronten 22.5.2009
Fig. 16:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Pfronten 22.5.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, D Black-Forest, Feldberg 24.6.2007
Fig. 17:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
D Black-Forest, Feldberg 24.6.2007
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, I Ligur.  Apennin, Fornovo 13.5.2001
Fig. 18:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
I Ligur. Apennin, Fornovo 13.5.2001
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, I Isola dei Morti 26.6.2010
Fig. 19:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
I Isola dei Morti 26.6.2010
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Fig. 20:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Fig. 21:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
I Liguria, Zuccarello 19.5.2013
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, I Liguria, Loano 28.5.2013
Fig. 22:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
I Liguria, Loano 28.5.2013
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, I Liguria, Loano 28.5.2013
Fig. 23:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
I Liguria, Loano 28.5.2013
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, GR Aoos - Gorge 16.5.2008
Fig. 24:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
GR Aoos - Gorge 16.5.2008
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, GR Aoos - Gorge 16.5.2008
Fig. 25:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
GR Aoos - Gorge 16.5.2008
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, GR Zagoria, Kipi 18.5.2008
Fig. 26:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
GR Zagoria, Kipi 18.5.2008
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, Corsica Porto 29.5.2010
Fig. 27:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
Corsica, Porto 29.5.2010
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, Corsica Porto 29.5.2010
Fig. 28:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
Corsica, Porto 29.5.2010
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, Corsica Zonza 2.6.2010
Fig. 29:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
Corsica, Zonza 2.6.2010
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Fig. 30:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Fig. 31:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Fig. 32:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Fig. 33:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Fig. 34:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Pyrenees, Canigou 24.7.2018
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert 1.6.2009
Fig. 35:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert 1.6.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert 1.6.2009
Fig. 36:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert 1.6.2009
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Castellane 12.5.2007
Fig. 37:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Castellane 12.5.2007
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Castellane 12.5.2007
Fig. 38:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Castellane 12.5.2007
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Lapanouse-de-Cernon 15.5.2007
Fig. 39:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Lapanouse-de-Cernon 15.5.2007
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, F Lapanouse-de-Cernon 5.6.2004
Fig. 40:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
F Lapanouse-de-Cernon 5.6.2004
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, S Vänersborg 12.8.2010
Fig. 41:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
S Vänersborg 12.8.2010
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, S Vänersborg 12.8.2010
Fig. 42:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
S Vänersborg 12.8.2010
Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort, A Menauer Alm 31.5.2008
Fig. 43:  Polygala comosa / Tufted Milkwort
A Menauer Alm 31.5.2008

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