Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4116

Forb (sometimes somewhat woody at base)
Annual

Native to Georgia (not far from SC)
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
5? tepals in a single whorl
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal or long-peduncled axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Polygonum fimbriatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonella fimbriata   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thysanella fimbriata

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Jointweed, Fringed Thysanella


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image of Polygonum fimbriatum

Keith Bradley    kab_p_fimbriatum_70175

October    Marion County    FL

Silver River State Park

This differs from all our other species in having the inner sepals fimbriate, per Weakley's Flora.