fringed polygala


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fringed polygala common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals
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In literature:

Youth, after all, is a shamefaced and secretive season; like the fringed polygala, it hides its real blossom underground.
"Little Rivers" by Henry van Dyke