Polygala barbeyana Blue Milkwort
ANNUAL or PERENNIAL. A tiny plant, easy to overlook. Thin
stems have alternate, narrow, slightly fuzzy leaves. Flowers light
blue, purple, and white, with a central tube and two nearly circular "wings".
Seedpods circular, to 1 cm, each with a single seed. Uncommon in
the Empires on gravelly slopes in chaparral and desert grassland.
FAMILY: Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)