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fringed polygala

a North American milkwort, Polygala paucifolia, having flowers with purplish-pink, winglike petals and a fringed tube. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Youth, after all, is a shamefaced and secretive season; like the fringed polygala, it hides its real blossom underground.

    Little Rivers Henry van Dyke
  • I usually find it and the fringed polygala in bloom at the same time; the lady's-slipper is a little later.

    A Year in the Fields John Burroughs
  • I must not forget to mention that delicate and lovely flower of May, the fringed polygala.

    Riverby John Burroughs

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