Home Collections Lists Contact

Common name

English: Myrtle-Leaf Milkwort

German: Myrten-Kreuzblume


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Polygalales (13)

        Family: Polygalaceae (6)(family description)

          Genus: Polygala (6)

            Epithet: myrtifolia L. (1)

Synonyms: Polygala amoena Thunb., Polygala cluytioides Burch., Polygala grandiflora Lodd., Polygala ligularis Ker-Gawl., Polygala linkiana Sweet, Polygala pinifolia Poir., Psychanthus grandiflorus Spach, Psychanthus myrtifolius Raf. (L.)

amoena => charming, delightful, pleasing, lovely

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

grandiflorus => with flowers larger than the normal

myrtifolia => myrtle-leaved

myrtifolius => myrtle-leaved


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Polygala myrtifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

Search for more