Polygala japonica

Family Polygalaceae

Perennial herb 10–20 cm high.

Flowers: Mauve–purple, April.

Fruit: Capsule 4 mm long.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassland and grassy woodland habitats.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Possibly resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Polygala japonica plant 

Polygala japonica flower 

Polygale japonica fruit