Wild Florida Photo - Polygonella robusta - Largeflower jointweed
Endemic to Florida
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.
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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
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (Institute for Systemic Botany) profile for this species
USDA Plant Profile for this species
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016