Polygonum polygamum

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Jointweed, October Flower


Also known as Polygonella polygama

Plant Specifics

Size:1-5 ft tall by wide-spreading ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink
Fruit Color:White,red,brown
Phenology:Winter deciduous. Blooms late summer to mid fall.
Habitats:Scrub, sandhill, scrubby flatwoods, open disturbed areas.


Recommended Uses:Dry, sunny wildflower garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Short very dry periods ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray



Attracts bees  (CoastalPlainsPlants).  Documented species include Colletes inandibularis, Augochlorella aurata, Augochloropsis anonytna, A. metallica, Dialictus nyinphalis, D. placidensis, Halictus ligatus and  Sphecodes heraclei (Deyrup et al. 2002).