Polygonella articulata

Polygonella articulata
Polygonella articulata
Photo Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Polygonella articulata
Common name: jointweed
Group: monocot
Family: Polygonaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: annual
Origin: native
Plant height: 4-10"
Foliage: wiry jointed stem with small threadlike leaves
Flower: tiny pink or white flowers in racemes
Flowering time: bloom and fruit early September to late October
Habitat: dry acid sandy ground of dunes, sea beaches, pine-oak woods
Range in New Jersey: throughout Coastal Plain, north to Mercer and Middlesex counties (Hough)
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Distribution: Polygonella articulata
Misc. large spike of flowers, conspicuously fringed lip. Spur is long, slender, 1" or more.