Polygala persicariifolia DC., Prodr. 1: 326 326 1824. (syn. Polygala arenaria Oliver; Polygala buchanani Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Polygala figariana Webb; Polygala granulata Hochst; Polygala hypericoides Webb; Polygala persicariifolia var. wallichiana (Wight) Choc.; Polygala punctulata Hochst.; Polygala rufa Span.; Polygala septemnervia Merr.; Polygala spilophylla Steud.; Polygala wallichiana Wight);
Jammu & Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh, Indian Punjab, Uttar Pradesh,
Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa,
Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sikkim,
Bhutan,
Vietnam, China (Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan), Cambodia, Nepal,
India, Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Mandalay, Shan),
N-Thailand, Laos, Philippines
(Luzon), peninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Bali, Lombok,
Flores, Timor, Alor), New Guinea, Australia (Queensland), Yemen (Aden Desert),
Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan, South
Sudan, D.R.Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, ?Kenya,
?Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Knotweed Leaved Milkwort;
Annual herb with lanceolate up to 5 cm long leaves, pubescent, midvein conspicuous; flowers pink to purple in usually terminal racemes; pedicel up to 5 mm long; bracts and sepals persistent; 3 outer sepals unequal, 2 inner ones petaloid; petals 3, lateral petals ciliate at base, keel with 2 bundles of appendages at apex; stamens 8; capsule oblong or orbicular 5 mm, narrowly winged near top.
 
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- Description & Keys- P. furcata, javana, persicariifolia, telephioides (now syn. of Polygala chinensis var. chinensis ), chinensis, buxiformis, bulbothrix, erioptera, wightiana, rosmarinifolia, linarifolia, arvensis & elongata 
  

Polygala persicariifolia from Chakrata area: Polygala persicariifolia DC., Prodr. 1: 326. 1824.

syn: P. wallichiana Wight.
Annual herb with lanceolate up to 5 cm long leaves, pubescent, midvein conspicuous; flowers pink to purple in usually terminal racemes; pedicel up to 5 mm long; bracts and sepals persistent; 3 outer sepals unequal, 2 inner ones petaloid; petals 3, lateral petals ciliate at base, keel with 2 bundles of appendages at apex; stamens 8; capsule oblong or orbicular 5 mm, narrowly winged near top.
Photographed from Tiger fall area area in Chakrata and along Mussoorie Chakrata road near Baratkhai in September


 

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Kas week : Polygala persicarifolia SMP: Polygala persicarifolia
On way to Kas
Polygalaceae


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Flora of Chakrata 2013:: Polygala persicariifolia for validation :  Attachments (5). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please validate if this is Polygala persicariifolia DC ..
Was shot from a grassy slope in Chakrata area..


To me the ID is correct.


 

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Requesting to please validate ID of this plant captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
Is this Polygala persicariifolia?


I think Yes.


… reply on efi page at Polygala persicariifolia
“I find 4th post from Satara and the last post from Manipur looks different.”


On checking, I find the Id in this … post is correct as Polygala persicariifolia

 

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Polygala persicariifolia DC. (accepted name) : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Polygala persicariifolia DC. (accepted name) shot at Pilot Baba Ashram Bhaktapur Nepal on 11 September 2016 at 5200 ft.



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Polygala persicariifolia DC. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)- around 600 kb each. 
Location: Pilot Baba Ashram, Suryabinayak, Nepal  
Date: 29 July 2018
Elevation: 5000 ft.
Habit : Wild


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Polygala persicariifolia (Polygalaceae) from Morni hills.. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Here am adding images of Polygala persicariifolia (Knotweed leaved milkwort) a small annual herb with lanceolate leaves and fringed keel (characteristic of Polygalaceae)…!!
Date and Location- September2018, Morni hills


I have compiled the pictures posted on Indiantreepix related to family Polygalaceae on the blog.
FAMILY : POLYGALACEAE ON INDIANTREEPIX
http://indiantreepix.blogspot.com/


 

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Posting photographs of Polygala erioptera.

Place  — Kaas plataeu — Satara —  Maharashtra.


why do you think it P.erioptera? To me it just appears to be P. persicarifolia only.
Hi … will you please tell us the meanings of erioptera and persicarifolia ?


let me try,
erio-wooly ptero-winged (so looks like erioptera- wooly winged)
persicari – the name for Polygonums  folia -leaved (having leaves like Persicaria=Polygonum:
and Persicaria is a Medieval name referring to the likeness of the leaves to a peach tree,

I can’t find what the author had in mind when they gave this name, probably you have to check etymology by finding original reference )


I do agree with you. It is Polygala perrsicarifolia. (Ref — Flora of Maharashtra. Dr. Almeda. Vol 1 page-70–71).


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ID-DKB172 – indiantreepix | Google Groups : Mixed thread. 1 correct image as above.
Another plant from Polygalaceae
photographed at Kas platue Satara on 6 Sept.2009


I liked this very different flower you had posted.
Incidently I got the opportunity to click it on my Kaas visit on 20th Sep09. I have posted it in a separate mail.
It certainly is Polygala persicariifolia as … has identified it.

 

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Name of the species: Polygala crotalariodes
Place of collection: Deomali hills, Koraput, South Orissa

Altitude: 4000 ft above msl
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, grassland in top plataue of the hill
Perennial spreadingly hairy herb, leaves subsessile. oblanceolate, acute at base, rounded or obtuse at the apex, recemes axillary, hairy, bracts small, subulate, persistent, flowers pinkish purple,.
Very very rare in Eastern Ghats.

Isn’t this Polygala persicariifolia DC. ?


You are right, …
This is not Polygala crotalarioides, but Polygala persicariifolia as per images and details herein.



 
This small herb was spotted on Kas plateau on 20th Sep 2009 for ID.


It appears to be Polygala persicariifolia


Fw: [indiantreepix:19135] PLANT FOR ID 141 SMP 20SEP09 KAS – indiantreepix | Google Groups : it certainly is Polygala persicarifolia. from Polygalaceae.
I have compiled all the images posted on Indiantreepix from this family and also put them on the blog
http://indiantreepix.blogspot.com/


   

Polygala persicariifolia DC. : 11 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 6 to 7 mb.
Location: Khadka Gaun, Kathmandu,  Nepal  
Date: 10 September 2020
Elevation: 1500m.
Habit : Wild

Very close to as you suggested…nice shot


Did not understand …!


Same as your guess for the name..


 

Polygala persicariifolia DC. : 5 posts by 1 author. 5 images- 5 to 6 mb each.

Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 19 September 2020
Elevation: 1743 m.
Habit : Wild


 

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