Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Polygala lewtonii, Lewton’s polygala.
Polygala lewtonii. Photo by Alfred R. Schotz, Polk County, Florida.

Polygala lewtonii, Lewton’s polygala, range map.
Polygala lewtonii range map.

Polygala lewtonii, Lewton’s polygala

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

  • Conversion of high pineland and scrub for agricultural purposes, principally citrus groves; and for commercial, residential, and recreational purposes
  • Fire suppression, including reduced fire frequency due to the firebreak effects of roads and agricultural land uses)
  • Invasion by weeds wherever fill dirt is brought in, as for roadbeds or shoulders
  • Trash dumping, recreational use of off-road vehicles

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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