Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

American Jointweed, Southern Jointweed

American Jointweed, Southern Jointweed

Polygonella americana

Full to part sun, dry moisture level, sandy soil, acidic pH. 18-30 inches height, blooms summer into fall, white to pink flowers.

Germination Code: ?

Native Region: Only occurs in Morgan County

Designated an “Endangered Species” in Tennessee. Twigs appear scaly and light brown with many joints, hence the common name. Foliage resembles that of cedar trees. Prefers sunny, dry, sandy areas.


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