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Polygonella polygama

Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & A. Gray

October Flower, Jointweed

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Polygonella brachystachya, Polygonella croomii, Polygonella polygama var. brachystachya, Polygonella polygama var. croomii, Polygonum polygamum

USDA Symbol: POPO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX , VA

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Research Literature

Reslit 125 - Restoration of Dry Prairie by Direct Seeding: Methods and Examples (2006) N. J. Bissett
Reslit 592 - Non-deep Physiological Dormancy in Seeds of Two Polygonella Species with Horticultural Potential (2010) A. E. Heather, H. E. Perez and S. B. Wilson

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygonella polygama in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygonella polygama in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygonella polygama


Record Modified: 2023-05-01
Research By: CBR

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