Polygala triphylla auct.; non D.Don nec Burm. f.: Royle
Annual, glabrous, erect, 2.5-8 cm tall. Stem very slender, vertically ribbed. Leaves suborbicular-spathulate, ± mucronate, 7-40 mm long, 4-20 mm broad, petiole 3-10 mm, sparsely hairy above, ± ciliate. Racemes terminal, dense, 7-52 mm, peduncle 3-15 mm long, subtended by 2-3 leaves. Flowers 3 mm long. Bracts deciduous. Sepals deciduous, rugose; outer sepals equal, inner sepals orbicular-spathulate, 3-nerved, veinlets not anastomosing. Lateral petals longer than keel; keel 2 mm long, split at the apex, rugose. Capsule discoid, emarginate, 2-2.75 mm long, 2-3 mm broad, rugose, glabrous, wing ± 0. Seeds pubescent; strophiole 3-lobed, 2-appendiculate, appendages minute.
Type: China, near Peking, Tatarinow.
Distribution: Temperate Himalayas, W. Pakistan, India, Burma, China, Philippines.
A small summer annual. Restricted to Panjar in the Punjab and Kashmir. 650-1600 m alt. s.m.