common milkwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common milkwort small European perennial with numerous branches having racemes of blue, pink or white flowers; formerly reputed to promote human lactation
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Usage

In literature:

This occurs in our common milkwort (Polygala vulgaris).
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
In late spring the little flowers of the milkwort are common upon dry hill-slopes in the shade of the trees.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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