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Gay Wings (Polygala paucifolia)

The magenta flowers of the Gay Wings, also sometimes called Flowering Wintergreen or Fringed Polygala, is a striking little flower on the forest floor. Sometimes the flowers are more pink or even white in color. The leaves are evergreen. Gay Wings grows in damp, rich woods and is found throughout PA except in the far western counties.