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Wild Florida Photo - Polygonella robusta - Largeflower jointweed

Polygonella robusta

Largeflower jointweed
Sandhill wireweed

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Largeflower jointweed is a brittle, woody shrub that can grow to 3 feet tall and spreading. The distinctive ocrea, typical of the jointweed family, are bristly on Polygonella robusta. The 1-2" linear leaves are alternate & clustered. Small white to pinkinsh flowers in 2-3" long spikelike racemes appear in summer and fall.
Found in sandhills, turkey oak barrens and sand pine scrub from the central panhandle through the central peninsula to southeast of Lake Ochechobee.
Polk Co. FL 05/16/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04
Franklin Co., FL 09/03/04

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Polygonella robusta is a member of the Polygonaceae - Buckwheat family.


Other species of the Polygonella genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Polygonella myriophylla - SMALL'S JOINTWEED


Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016

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