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Largeflower jointweed
Polygonella robusta
Polygonaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

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Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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