Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Polygonella articulata (L.) Meisn. image
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Family Polygonaceae
Polygonella articulata (L.) Meisn.
coastal joint-weed
Polygonella: diminutive of Polygonum; from poly for "many" and gonu for knee, referring to many joints
articulata: jointed, as in plants such as bamboos and horsetails
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-20" tall forb, thin, wiry; stems branched toward the top
Flower: white to red, 5-parted, 1/8" long, nodding on stalks jointed near the base, petals and petal-like sepals loosely open, 8 stamens; inflorescence 3/4"-1 1/3" terminal, branched cluster (raceme-like); blooms July-Oct.
Leaf:narrow with edges in-rolled backward; alternate
Habitat: dry; sands, cliffs; in sandy, acidic soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Delopyrum articulatum (L.) Small
Polygonum articulatum L.

         
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