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Polanisia tenuifolia

Polanisia tenuifolia Torr. & A. Gray

Pineland Catchfly, Slender-leaf Clammyweed, Slenderleaf Clammyweed

Capparaceae (Caper family)

Synonym(s): Aldenella tenuifolia, Cleome aldanella, Cleome tenuifolia, Jacksonia tenuifolia

USDA Symbol: POTE8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS
Native Habitat: Scrub, dry pinelands, oak-pine woods, sandhills, lakeshores.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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