Sandhill Wireweed (Polygonella robusta)
Sandhill wireweed is a small (to 3' tall with a 4' spread) woody shrub that some authorities consider to be a variety of the herbaceous (non-woody) annual, fringed polygonella (P. fimbriata). Sandhill wireweed occurs in dry habitats in central Florida. It is common in sandhills, turkey oak barrens and in scrub. The leaves are linear and 1-2" long. The individuals flowers of sandhill wireweed are tiny, but the pink clusters, in 2-3" spikes (called racemes), are very showy. Sandhill wireweed blooms throughout summer and fall. This is another beautiful scrub shrub that ought to get more attention from gardeners.