OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 44 taxa in the family Polygonaceae, Smartweed family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eriogonum tomentosum 063-01-001   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, usually in white sand, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills and on riverine dunes in the middle and upper Coastal Plain

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare in Piedmont) (historically in NC Coastal Plain, but not recently seen)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sheep Sorrel, Red Dock, Sourgrass, Field Sorrel

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Acetosa acetosella   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex acetosella   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex acetosella 063-02-001   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, fields, roadsides, rock outcrops, grassy balds, gardens

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Dock, Heartwing Dock, Sourgrass, Heartwing Sorrel

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Acetosa hastatula   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex hastatulus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex hastatulus 063-02-002   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Glades, barrens, xeric sands; eastwards in fields (especially sandy fields in the Coastal Plain), roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Patience Dock, Monk's-rhubarb

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Rumex patientia   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex patientia   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex patientia 063-02-005   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Curly Dock, Yellow Dock

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Rumex crispus ssp. crispus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex crispus ssp. crispus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex crispus 063-02-006   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, pastures, fields

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fiddle Dock

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Rumex pulcher   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex pulcher   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex pulcher 063-02-008   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, bottomland fields, bottomland forests

Uncommon (rare in Mountains) (rare in NC Piedmont)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bitter Dock, Broadleaf Dock

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Rumex obtusifolius   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rumex obtusifolius   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rumex obtusifolius 063-02-009   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Pastures, barnyards, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA Piedmont) (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Europe

 


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Common Name: Spiny Emex

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Emex spinosa   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Emex spinosa   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, not recently collected and perhaps only a waif

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Jumpseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria virginiana   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum virginianum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tovara virginiana 063-03-001   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Floodplains, moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Japanese Jumpseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Persicaria filiformis   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, escaping from horticultural use

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Erect Knotweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygonum erectum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum erectum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum erectum 063-04-002   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, streambanks, disturbed areas, open places

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prostrate Knotweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygonum aviculare ssp. aviculare   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum aviculare   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum aviculare 063-04-003   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Uncommon

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Glade Knotweed, Slender Knotweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Duravia species 2   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum tenue   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum tenue 063-04-005   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Glades, barrens, and thin, rocky soils, over various rock types (including granite, diabase, amphibolite, greenstone, metagabbro, and shale), also in dry sands

Uncommon in NC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Water Smartweed, Scarlet Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria amphibia ssp. laevimarginata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum amphibium var. stipulaceum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum coccineum 063-04-006   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, wet disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dense-flower Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria densiflora   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonum glabrum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum densiflorum 063-04-007   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pennsylvania Smartweed, Pinkweed, Common Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria pensylvanica   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum pensylvanicum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum pensylvanicum 063-04-008   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Dockleaf Smartweed, Willow-weed, Pale Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria lapathifolia   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum lapathifolium   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum lapathifolium 063-04-009   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, bottomland fields, disturbed areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Prince's Feather, Prince's-plume, Princess-feather

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria orientalis   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum orientale   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum orientale 063-04-010   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Barnyards, disturbed areas, garden edges

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Hairy Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria hirsuta   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hirsutum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hirsutum 063-04-011   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Pondcypress savannas, depression ponds in pinelands

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Marshpepper Smartweed, Waterpepper

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria hydropiper   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hydropiper   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hydropiper 063-04-012   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Wet pastures, barnyards, ditches

Common in NC, uncommon in Mountains of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA & SC)

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Longbristle Smartweed, Bristly Lady's-thumb, Creeping Smartweed, Tufted Knotweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria longiseta   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum cespitosum var. longisetum 063-04-013   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, lawns, ditches

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Spotted Lady's-thumb, Heart's-ease

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria maculosa   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum persicaria   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum persicaria 063-04-014   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common (uncommon GA Piedmont & GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dotted Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Persicaria punctata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygonum punctatum var. punctatum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum punctatum 063-04-015   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, bottomlands, marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mild Waterpepper, Swamp Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria hydropiperoides   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum hydropiperoides   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum hydropiperoides var. hydropiperoides 063-04-016a   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, streams, ditches

Common (uncommon in GA & NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Smartweed, Bog Smartweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria setacea   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum setaceum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum setaceum 063-04-017   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Swamp forests, bottomland forests

Common (rare in GA & NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Arrowleaf Tearthumb, Arrowvine, Scratch-grass

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria sagittata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum sagittatum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum sagittatum 063-04-018   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, bogs, beaver impoundments, wet thickets

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Halberd-leaf Tearthumb

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria arifolia   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum arifolium   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum arifolium 063-04-019   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Marshes, wet thickets

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon in NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Fringed Climbing Buckwheat, Fringed Black Bindweed, Fringed Bindweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Parogonum ciliinode   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cilinode   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum cilinode 063-04-020   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Around rock outcrops, in openings, glades, and open woodlands at high elevations

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Fallopia convolvulus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum convolvulus 063-04-021   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Climbing Buckwheat

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Fallopia scandens   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polygonum scandens var. scandens   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum scandens var. scandens 063-04-022a   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to wet open habitats

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Lace Vine, Silver-lace-vine, China Fleece-vine, Russian Vine

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Fallopia baldschuanica   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Polygonum baldschuanicum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides

Waif(s)

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Knotweed, Japanese Bamboo, Japanese Buckwheat

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Reynoutria japonica var. japonica   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonum cuspidatum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum cuspidatum 063-04-023   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, river banks and sandbars, often forming dense thickets

Common in Mountains & in NC, rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Giant Knotweed, Sachaline

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Reynoutria sachalinensis   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum sachalinense   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonum sachalinense 063-04-024   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides

Common in NC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Himalayan Knotweed, Kashmir Plume, cultivated knotweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Koenigia polystachya   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Polygonum polystachyum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Persistent and spreading from plantings

Waif(s)

Non-native: Himalayan Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Asiatic Tearthumb, Mile-a-minute-weed, Mile-a-minute-vine, Devil's-tail Tearthumb

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Persicaria perfoliata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonum perfoliatum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, banks, powerline rights-of-way

Rare in NC (introduced and spreading rapidly)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Buckwheat

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fagopyrum esculentum 063-05-001   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, railroad rights-of-way, escaped from cultivation

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Jointweed, Showy Jointweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Polygonella americana   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonella americana   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonella americana 063-06-001   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry woodlands, glades, and barrens with sandy or rocky soil

Uncommon (rare in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Largeleaf Wireweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Polygonella macrophylla   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonella macrophylla   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Sand pine scrub, coastal dunes

Native: Florida

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common October-flower

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Polygonella polygama   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonella polygama   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonella polygama 063-06-002   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy habitats

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain (rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Carolina October-flower

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Polygonella croomii   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonella croomii   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonella polygama 063-06-002?   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills and middle Coastal Plain

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wireweed, Tall Jointweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polygonella gracilis   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonella gracilis   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonella gracilis 063-06-004   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills

Uncommon in GA, rare in Carolinas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhill Jointweed, Fringed Thysanella

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Polygonella fimbriata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonella fimbriata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills

Rare

Native to Georgia (not far from SC)

 


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Common Name: Buckwheat-vine, Eardrop-vine, Ladies'-eardrops, Redvine

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Brunnichia ovata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Brunnichia ovata   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Brunnichia cirrhosa 063-07-001   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Floodplain forests, swamp forests

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Love-chain, Queen's-jewels, Confederate-vine, Corallita

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Antigonon leptopus   FAMILY: Polygonaceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated and persisting; commonly cultivated, rarely persisting or escaping

Rare

Non-native: tropical America

 


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