Polygala L.

17 species in Aust. (12 endemic, 5 naturalized); Qld, NSW, Vic., Tas., S.A., WA

Shrubs. Flowers in terminal or lateral racemes. 2 inner sepals large and petaloid. Anterior petal with a crest on the back, adnate to staminal sheath at the base; 2 lateral sepals much smaller. Ovary 2-locular; ovules 1 per loculus.