|Etymology||Genus||A lot of milk; referring to the belief that cattle grazing on these plants can produce more milk|
|Species||After panicule, the structure of the inflorescence|
|Common Names||Root Beer Plant, Island Snake-root, Milkwort|
|Native Distribution||Tropical America|
Polygala paniculata is a small erect herb that can be found in scrublands and open areas. The alternately arranged leaves are very narrow with only the mid-veins visible. The white inflorescence which bear on the tips of each branch.
Form of the Root Beer Plant, standing only about 20cm tall.
The leaves are very narrow and alternately arranged.
A flower at close-up view.
The developing fruits.