Polygala paniculata L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10 2: 1154 1759. (syn: Polygala brasiliensis Mart.; Polygala humilis Vell.; Polygala paniculata var. carlotina Krause; Polygala paniculata f. leucoptera S.F. Blake; Polygala quitensis Turcz.; Polygala ramosissima Cav.);
Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan), Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, Nicaragua, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles (Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent), Isla Margarita, Trinidad, Galapagos Isl., Venezuela (Anzoategui, Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Distrito Federal, Falcon, Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Portuguesa, Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo, Yaracuy, Zulia), N-Brazil (Roraima, Amazonas), NE-Brazil (Paraiba, Pernambuco, Bahia, Alagoas), C-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Distrito Federal), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Argentina (Corrientes, Entre Rios), S-Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Paraguay (Guaira), Colombia (Antioquia, Boyacá, Cauca, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Risaralda, Santander, Tolima, Valle), Peru, Ecuador, Guyana, Australia (introduced) (Queensland (introduced), New South Wales (introduced)), Taiwan (introduced), China (introduced) (Guangdong (introduced)), Java (introduced), Malesia (widespread (introduced)), Philippines (introduced), Vietnam (introduced), Fiji (introduced), New Caledonia (introduced), Samoa (introduced), Nigeria (introduced), Central African Republic (introduced), Singapore (introduced), Ryukyu Isl. (introduced), American Samoa (introduced) (Manua Isl. (introduced), Tutuila (introduced)), Gilbert Isl. (introduced) (Tarawa (introduced)), Marquesas Isl. (introduced), Micronesia (introduced) (Yap (introduced), Fais (introduced), Truk (introduced), Moen (introduced), Fefan (introduced), Pohnpei (introduced)), Palau Isl. (introduced) (Babeldaob (introduced), Koror (introduced), Ngarakabesang (introduced), Malakal (introduced)), Society Isl. (introduced) (Samoa (introduced), Wallis Isl. (introduced), Niue (introduced)), Southern Marianas (introduced) (Guam (introduced)), Tokelau (introduced) (Swains Isl. (introduced)), Western Samoa (introduced) (Aleipata Isl. (introduced), Upolu), Niue (introduced), Hawaii (introduced) (Kauai (introduced), Oahu (introduced), Maui (introduced), Hawaii Isl. (introduced)), USA (introduced) (Maryland (introduced)) as per Catalogue of Life
Common name: Root Beer Plant, Island Snake-root, Milkwort


Polygala sp SN151117 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild Polygala species from Idukki hill area of Kerala

Polygala paniculata

Out of the following three, only Polygala erioptera is found in India, with which it is not matching as per images herein:

Actually what happened is that, the report of P. paniculata distribution in India was published in JETB (I dont know the author and year of publication). Unfortunately the paper is not available in online. This species is plenty available especially in Idukki ranges.

Thanks, … You mean Polygala paniculata L. ?

Yes, Now it is reported in India


Mountainous Herb-Shrub: 
Could you help me ID our plant please. Herb-shrub ca 1 m tall. Loc.
southern slope of Mt Slamet, Central Java, ca 1000 m alt. 

Looks like Polygala paniculata.


501 ID wild plant: 11 high res. images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: bloomed near Painavu Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 2000fsl
Flower date: 01AUG2023, 05.10pm
Habitat: wild moisture grassland  sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: small shrub, erect branches, weak cylindrical stem 03mm base diameter, rusty, annual
Height: 01 feet
Leaves: opposite elongated acute soft flexible glossy rusty, size upto: 05×1cm
Flower: terminal spike inflorescence, clustered, diameter: 03mm, white, non fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Polygala paniculata L. !

Yes, it is Polygala paniculata dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant