Polygala L.

Keel with a filamentous crest Polygala
Herb to 50 cm high. Flowers less than 8 mm long
Flowers c. 2 mm long, in many flowered racemes. Leaves linear to narrow elliptic 2–20 mm long. Outer sepal c. 1 mm long. Petals pink to purple. Occasionally naturalized. Warragamba area. Introd. from S. America. Fl. spring-summer Polygala paniculata
Flowers 3–6 mm long few to several in short lateral racemes. Herb up to 15 cm high, often woody at the base. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 5–15 mm long, conspicuously reticulate. Outer sepals broad-elliptic, c. 5 mm long. Petals purplish. Coast and Cumberland Plain. Grassland. Uncommon. Fl. spring–summer Polygala japonica