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The o b je c tiv e o f th is study i s to provide a taxonomic re ­ v is io n o f the fam ily P olygalaceae o f the Southeastern U nited S ta te s. P lant m igration s, recen t in tro d u ctio n s, overlooked, s p e c ie s , accepted. changes in taxonomic and nom enclatural agreements, and a lack of recen t study o f the Polygalaceae over th e herein d elin ea ted area o f th e southeastern U nited S ta te s , a l l in d ic a te a need, fo r such work.