Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2552

Forb (sometimes somewhat woody at base)
Perennial

Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & possibly North Carolina
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Look for it in sandhills, other dry habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 sepals (three inner, two outer)
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polygonum americanum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonella americana   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-06-001:
Polygonella americana   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Jointweed, Showy Jointweed