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Largeflower Jointweed, Sandhill Wireweed
Also known as Polygonella robusta
|Size:||2-3 ft tall by .5-2 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Winter semi-dormant with a small rosette of leaves present. Flowers in October.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Showy fruits|
|Recommended Uses:||Dry wildflower garden. Abundant flowers are produced near the ends of the stems.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Seeds eaten by birds.
Attracts bees and butterflies (Hawthorn Hill). Documented bee visitors include Colletes mandibularis, C. thysanellae, Colletes sp. A, Hylaeus confluens, Augochlora pura, Augochlorella aurata, Augochloropsis anonyina, A. szcmnptuosa, Dialictus ininiatulus, D. nymnphalis, D. placidensis, Sphecodes heraclei, Anthidiellum perplexurn, Coelioxys sayi, C. octodentata, Megachile albitarsis, Apis inellifera and Bornbus impatiens (Deyrup et al. 2002).
|Native Habitats:||Scrub, scrubby ruderal areas, sandhill, river levees.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures