Polygala Avium, L

The habitat of this plant is margins of rills and rocky places. The habit is the rosette habit. The stem is erect. The radical leaves are spoon-shaped, inversely egg-shaped, blunt, the upper oblong to lance-shaped, acute. The flowering stems from the axils of the rosette are simple and short. The flowers are bluish-white, in terminal racemes, the inner sepals oblong, inversely egg-shaped, narrower and longer than the capsule, the nerves simple, or slightly branched, free. The lateral bracts are shorter than the flower-stalks. The capsule is rounded below, notched. The lobes of the aril are nearly equal, blunt, half as long as the seed. The plant is 1-3 in. long, flowering from April to July, and is a herbaceous perennial.