Common Milkwort

Name: Common Milkwort

Scientific name: Polygala vulgaris

Category: Flowers

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Common Milkwort is a low-growing, sometimes trailing flower of grasslands, and likes to grow in chalky soils.

It blooms from May to September, the delicate flowers appearing in a variety of colours from dark-blue, through pink to white.

How to identify: Common Milkwort has pointed leaves that grow alternately up the stem. The small flowers appear in loose clusters at the end of the stem

Where: Widespread

Fantastic fact: Common Milkwort can grow in a variety of colours.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc