Polygonella polygama

Family:POLYGONACEAE
Species:Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & A. Gray
Common Name:Showy Jointweed; Common October Flower
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Shrub
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyPOLYGONACEAE - Buckwheat family
Genus Polygonella
Species Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & A. Gray - Showy Jointweed; Common October Flower

Citation

Citation Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & A. Gray, Boston J. Nat. Hist. 5(2): 231. 1845.
Basionym: Polygonum polygamum Vent. 1800.
Type: Without data (lectotype: Ventenat, Descr. Pl. Nouv. 65, unnumbered plate, figs. 1-12. 1800). Lectotypified by Horton, Brittonia 15: 198. 1963.

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Polygonella brachystachya Polygonella brachystachya Meisner, in de Candolle, Prodr. 14: 80. 1856. FLORIDA: Miami-Dade Co.: Near Miami, s.d., Rugel s.n. (holotype: BM?).
Polygonella brachystachya var. laminigera Polygonella brachystachya Meisner, var. laminigera Fernald, Rhodora 39: 406. 1937. FLORIDA: Brevard Co.?: Indian River, Sep, Curtiss 2433 (holotype: GH).
Polygonella parvifolia Polygonella parvifolia Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 240. 1803.  
Polygonella parvifolia var. subenervis Polygonella parvifolia Michaux, var. subenervis Meisner, in de Candolle, Prodr. 14: 80. 1856. FLORIDA: Manatee Co.(?): Along the Manatee River, s.d., Rugel 455 (holotype: ?).
Polygonum polygamum Polygonum polygamum Vent., Descr. Pl. Nouv. 65. 1800. Without data (lectotype: Ventenat, Descr. Pl. Nouv. 65, unnumbered plate, figs. 1-12. 1800). Lectotypified by Horton, Brittonia 15: 198. 1963.
Stopinaca parvifolia Stopinaca parvifolia (Michaux) Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 3: 11. 1837 ("1836").Polygonella parvifolia Michaux 1803. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Covington, Geneva, Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2007

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
TROY000007941 Geneva 18 Oct 1977 Robert Kral
61124
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & Gray
UNA00033913 Baldwin s.d. Roland M. Harper
4149
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
UWAL0014917 Geneva 04 Oct 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24600
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
TROY000034026 Baldwin 29 Oct 2008 Daniel D. Spaulding
13109
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & Gray
TROY000040250 Baldwin 31 Oct 2008 Brian R. Keener
1834
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
TROY000022604 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Brian R. Keener
3936
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & Gray
AUA_ACC040490 Baldwin 22 OCT 1969 KRAL, ROBERT
32815
AUA
POLYGONUM POLYGAMUM VENT. var. POLYGAMUM
UNA00059629 Baldwin 10 Nov 2002 Tad M. Zebryk
8019
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
USAM000013014 Baldwin 22 Sep 1980 Michael G. LeLong
11572
USAM
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
JSU139796a Geneva 12 Oct 1970 R. Kral
41670
JSU
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
TROY000042954 Geneva 01 Oct 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26873
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
UNA00056889 Geneva 04 Oct 1998 John R. MacDonald
12218
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
UWAL0002314 Baldwin 29 Oct 2008 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13109
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
AUA_ACC016866 Baldwin 9 OCT 1967 KRAL, ROBERT
29830
AUA
POLYGONUM POLYGAMUM VENT. var. POLYGAMUM
UNA00033998 Mobile _ Sep 1878 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
UWAL0012006 Baldwin 31 Oct 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1834
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
AUA_ACC037874 Baldwin 28 SEP 1981 HENDERSON, T.
633
AUA
POLYGONUM POLYGAMUM VENT. var. POLYGAMUM
UNA00059637 Baldwin 10 Nov 2002 Tad M. Zebryk
8027
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
USAM000013015 Baldwin 22 Sep 1980 Michael G. LeLong
11572
USAM
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
JSU139797 Geneva 18 Oct 1977 R. Kral
61124
JSU
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
TROY000007942 Geneva 04 Oct 1999 John R. MacDonald
13598
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & Gray
TROY000042901 Geneva 01 Oct 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26881
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
UNA00056223 Geneva 19 Sep 1998 John R. MacDonald
12045
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
UWAL0031957 Geneva 01 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26873
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
UWAL0006226 Covington 24 Sep 1982 Kral, R.
69667
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
UWAL0043527 Baldwin 12 Oct 2000 West, Chan
602
UWAL
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
TROY000034528 Covington 24 Sep 1982 Robert Kral
69667
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & Gray
UNA00033908 Geneva 12 Oct 1970 R. Kral
41670
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
UWAL0031944 Geneva 01 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26881
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
UWAL0037704 Baldwin 07 Oct 1967 Lelong, Michel G.
3841
UWAL
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
USAM000013013 Baldwin 07 Oct 1967 Michael G. LeLong
3841
USAM
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
UWAL0005899 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3936
UWAL
Polygonum polygamum Ventenat
USAM000013017 Baldwin 16 Oct 1976 Michael G. LeLong
9615
USAM
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
USAM000013016 Baldwin 22 Sep 1980 Michael G. LeLong
11572
USAM
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
AUA_ACC072653 Baldwin 11 OCT 2007 BARGER, T. WAYNE
PERD-117
AUA
POLYGONUM POLYGAMUM VENT. var. POLYGAMUM
UNA00068872 Baldwin 13 Oct 2007 Brian R. Keener
3936
UNA
Polygonella polygama (Vent.) Engelm. & Gray
TROY000038292 Geneva 04 Oct 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
246000
TROY
Polygonella polygama (Ventenat) Engelmann & A. Gray
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