Polygalaceae – Milkwort Family

Plants in the especially tropical and subtropical Milkwort Family (Polygalaceae) are annual and perennial herbs, shrubs, trees, and vines with simple, alternate, opposite, or whorled leaves, bisexual flowers with 3 or 5 petals, 5 sepals, and a superior ovary, and fruit in the form of a capsule, nut, or fleshy drupe.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.