Dec 1, 2015

Polygala elongata - Periyanangai

Botanical Name: Polygala elongata
Tamil Name: Periyanangai, Periyanankai

Malayalam: Periyanka, പെരിയങ്ക

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