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Largeflower jointweed
Polygonella robusta
Polygonaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Medium herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 1-2 feet in height. Often as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Endemic to Florida from Palm Beach and Glades counties north and west to the Florida Panhandle.
Habitats:
Sandhills and scrub.
Soils:
Moist to dry, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Steven W. Woodmansee
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton