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Plant Details

Polygonum polygamum [= Polygonella polygama]

October-flower, October Flower, Jointweed

Scientific Name:

Polygonum polygamum [= Polygonella polygama]

Common Name:

October-flower, October Flower, Jointweed

Plant Family

Polygonaceae (Smartweed Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Size in Feet:

1

Light:

Sun - part sun

Soil Moisture:

Xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

October - November

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Carolina October-flower, Polygonum polygamum var. croomii: Sandhills, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills and middle Coastal Plain. ...ranges from se. and sc. NC south to SC and GA (Weakley 2015). Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain.
Common October-flower, Polygonum polygamum var polygamum: Sandhills, primarily in the outer Coastal Plain north of SC {Weakley 2015). Common in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

This plant has a woody base and can be shrublike. Two varieties in NC.

Habitat

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Plant

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Blooms

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Bloom Stems

Note the joints "jointweed"

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Male Bloom Stems

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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