OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Polygonella polygama   FAMILY Polygonaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonella polygama   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Polygonum polygamum var. polygamum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-06-002:
Polygonella polygama   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polygonella polygama

 

COMMON NAME:
October-flower


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image of Polygonella polygama, October-flower

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_polygamum_croomii1

October    Bladen County    NC

Come cooler fall days it bursts into bloom, each plant a mass of flowers, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Polygonella polygama, October-flower

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_polygamum_croomii2

October    Bladen County    NC

image of Polygonella polygama, October-flower

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_p_polygamum_croomii2b

October    Bladen County    NC

The 5 sepals are each about 1mm long and broad, 3 erect and 2 bent back, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Polygonella polygama   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonella polygama   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Polygonum polygamum var. polygamum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-06-002:
Polygonella polygama   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Polygonella polygama

 

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2594

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain of NC & SC, rare in GA (an endemic)

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Sepals: Creamy white
Unisexual
5 sepals (three inner, two outer)
Petals absent
8 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Fall
Nutlet

 

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