Much like no. 13 [Polygala curtissii A. Gray], but smaller and more slender, to 3 dm; lvs 5-15 mm, 1 mm wide; racemes 5-6 mm thick; wings only 2-2.5 mm, about equaling the cor; 2n=46. Dry sandy soil and barrens; e. Mass. to Ga. July-Sept.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.