Polygala paucifolia
Wintergreen Win"ter*green`, n. (Bot.) A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter. [1913 Webster]

Note: In England, the name wintergreen is applied to the species of {Pyrola} which in America are called {English wintergreen}, and {shin leaf} (see Shin leaf, under {Shin}.) In America, the name wintergreen is given to {Gaultheria procumbens}, a low evergreen aromatic plant with oval leaves clustered at the top of a short stem, and bearing small white flowers followed by red berries; -- called also {checkerberry}, and sometimes, though improperly, {partridge berry}. [1913 Webster]

{Chickweed wintergreen}, a low perennial primulaceous herb ({Trientalis Americana}); -- also called {star flower}.

{Flowering wintergreen}, a low plant ({Polygala paucifolia}) with leaves somewhat like those of the wintergreen ({Gaultheria}), and bearing a few showy, rose-purple blossoms.

{Spotted wintergreen}, a low evergreen plant ({Chimaphila maculata}) with ovate, white-spotted leaves. [1913 Webster]


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  • Polygala paucifolia — Taxobox name = Dwarf Milkwort image caption = Gaywings taken at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Polygalaceae genus = Polygala species = P. paucifolia… …   Wikipedia

  • Polygala paucifolia — gay wings gay wings n. A common trailing perennial milkwort ({Polygala paucifolia}) of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy purple flowers with winged sepals. Syn: flowering wintergreen, gaywings, bird on the wing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygala paucifolia — gay wings gay wings n. A common trailing perennial milkwort ({Polygala paucifolia}) of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy purple flowers with winged sepals. Syn: flowering wintergreen, gaywings, bird on the wing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygala paucifolia — smulkialapė putokšlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Putokšlinių šeimos dekortayvinis augalas (Polygala paucifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Polygala paucifolia angl. fringed milkwort; gay wings šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Polygala paucifolia — bird on the wing ird on the wing n. a common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America ({Polygala paucifolia}), having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy purple flowers with winged sepals. Syn: flowering wintergreen, gaywings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polygala paucifolia — ID 66127 Symbol Key POPA5 Common Name gaywings Family Polygalaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Polygala paucifolia — noun common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy purple flowers with winged sepals • Syn: ↑flowering wintergreen, ↑gaywings, ↑bird on the wing, ↑fringed polygala • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polygala paucifolia Willd. — Symbol POPA5 Common Name gaywings Botanical Family Polygalaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Polygala — Polygala …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Polygala — vulgaris Scientific classification Kingdom: Plant …   Wikipedia

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