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Small's Jointweed (Polygonella myriophylla)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: FL
  • Nature Serve ID: 147430
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Small's Jointweed (Polygonella myriophylla) located in the wild?





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Small's Jointweed can be found in Florida

Which CPC Partners conserve Small's Jointweed (Polygonella myriophylla)?

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Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Bok Tower Gardens holds 1 accessions of Polygonella myriophylla totalling approximately 361 seeds.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to central Florida scrub. Loss of scrub habitat to residential, commercial, and agricultural development have greatly reduced this species'abundance, although it may be locally abundant in some scrub sites. The Florida Natural Areas Inventory currently contains 121 occurrence records from the Central Ridge counties, Florida.

  • 01/01/2010

habitat destruction fire suppression principal cause of decline is conversion of high pineland and scrub for agricultural purposes (principally citrus groves), and for commercial, residential, and recreational purposes

  • 01/01/2010

119+ sites (in Christman report) sites in Lake Wales Ridge in Highlands, Polk, Osceola, western Orange counties


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Taxon Polygonella myriophylla
Authority (Small) Horton
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 3577
ITIS 21313
Duration Perennial
Common Names Sandlace | Small's Jointweed
Associated Scientific Names Polygonella myriophylla | Dentoceras myriophylla
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Florida S3
Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Sweat bees Dialictus placidensis Floral Visitor Link

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