Narrow-Leaved Milkwort
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Narrow-Leaved Milkwort
ative Photo: J. M. Garg
Common name: Narrow-Leaved Milkwort • Tamil: Peria-nankai, Periya nangai
Botanical name: Polygala elongata    Family: Polygalaceae (Milkwort family)

Narrow-Leaved Milkwort is a small annual herb, growing up to 15-40 cm tall. Fresh roots are aromatic. Branches are slender and hairless. Alternately arranged leaves are stalkless, linear-oblong, 2-4 cm long, blunt-tipped with narrow point at the tip. Yellow flowers arise in racemes, 6-20 cm long, in leaf axils. Flowers are shaped somewhat like pea flowers. Capsule is oblong, unequal sided. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: J. M. Garg
Photographed in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
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