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Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium
County: Miami-Dade County
Size: 82 acres
Latitude: 25.7429861985223º Longitude: -80.1560139136475º
Notes: For more information, visit the City of Miami’s Parks and Recreation website.
Managing Agency: City of Miami

There are 177 taxa reported for
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium

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Scientific Name: Occurrence: Native Status: Introduced Status: Invasive Status: Cultivated Status: Reference: Voucher:
Abrus precatorius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15081
Acacia auriculiformis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15081
Acanthocereus tetragonus Present Native Not Introduced Native 52463 52463
Acrostichum danaeifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Alternanthera flavescens Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Alysicarpus vaginalis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Amyris elemifera Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Andropogon glomeratus var. pumilus Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Ardisia escallonioides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Avicennia germinans Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Bidens alba var. radiata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Blechnum serrulatum Present Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Boerhavia diffusa Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Borrichia arborescens Present Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Borrichia frutescens Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Bursera simaruba Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Caesalpinia bonduc Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Cardiospermum halicacabum var. microcarpum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Carica papaya Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Casasia clusiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Cassytha filiformis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52461 52461
Casuarina equisetifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52285
Catharanthus roseus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal Formerly Cultivated 52285
Cenchrus echinatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Cenchrus incertus Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Cenchrus tribuloides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Chiococca alba Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Chromolaena odorata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Chrysobalanus icaco Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Cissus verticillata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Cnidoscolus stimulosus Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Coccoloba diversifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Coccoloba uvifera Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Coccothrinax argentata Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Cocos nucifera Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 52285
Colubrina asiatica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Commelina erecta Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Conocarpus erectus Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Crossopetalum rhacoma Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native 52285 52289
Crotalaria pumila Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Croton glandulosus var. floridanus Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Croton punctatus Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52285
Cynophalla flexuosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Cyperus croceus Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Cyperus ligularis Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Cyperus rotundus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Dactyloctenium aegyptium Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Cultivated 52285
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Desmodium incanum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Desmodium tortuosum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Dichanthelium commutatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Digitaria ciliaris Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Dodonaea viscosa var. viscosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 52470 52470
Echites umbellatus Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Eleusine indica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Emilia fosbergii Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Eragrostis ciliaris Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Eugenia axillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Eugenia foetida Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Eulophia graminea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 52285
Eupatorium capillifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Euphorbia bombensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Euphorbia cyathophora Present Native Not Introduced Native Formerly Cultivated 52285
Euphorbia graminea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15081
Euphorbia heterophylla Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Euphorbia hirta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Euphorbia hypericifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Euphorbia hyssopifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Euphorbia mesembryanthemifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Euphorbia ophthalmica Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Euphorbia trichotoma Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Eustachys petraea Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Ficus aurea Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Fimbristylis cymosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Forestiera segregata Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Galactia striata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Galactia volubilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Galium bermudense Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Guapira discolor Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Helianthus debilis subsp. debilis Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Heliotropium angiospermum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Hymenocallis latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Indigofera spicata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Ipomoea indica Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Iva imbricata Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Jacquemontia reclinata Present Native Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Jatropha gossypiifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Laguncularia racemosa Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Lantana depressa var. floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Lantana involucrata Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Lepidium virginicum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Macroptilium lathyroides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Malvastrum corchorifolium Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Melanthera nivea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Melothria pendula Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Metopium toxiferum Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Momordica charantia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Myrsine cubana Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Neyraudia reynaudiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Oeceoclades maculata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Oenothera humifusa Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Oenothera laciniata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Okenia hypogaea Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Oxalis corniculata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Panicum dichotomiflorum var. bartowense Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Panicum maximum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Panicum repens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 52285
Parietaria floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Paspalum setaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Paspalum vaginatum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52469
Passiflora foetida var. foetida Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52285
Passiflora suberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Phyla nodiflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Phyllanthus abnormis Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Physalis angulata Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Physalis walteri Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Phytolacca americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Pisonia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52452
Pithecellobium keyense Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Pluchea carolinensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal Formerly Cultivated 52285
Plumbago zeylanica Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Polygala violacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Polypremum procumbens Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Psilotum nudum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Psychotria nervosa Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Randia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Remirea maritima Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Reynosia septentrionalis Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Rhabdadenia biflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 52292 52314
Rhizophora mangle Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Richardia grandiflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Ricinus communis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15081
Rivina humilis Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Sabal palmetto Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Sansevieria hyacinthoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15081
Scaevola plumieri Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Scaevola taccada Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Schinus terebinthifolius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Senna occidentalis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Serenoa repens Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Sesuvium portulacastrum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Setaria macrosperma Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Sida acuta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Sideroxylon celastrinum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Sideroxylon foetidissimum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Smilax auriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Smilax havanensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Solanum americanum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 15081
Solanum bahamense Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Solanum seaforthianum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15081
Spartina patens Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Spermacoce verticillata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 52285
Sphagneticola trilobata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 52285
Stachytarpheta cayennensis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 15081
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Stenotaphrum secundatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive Formerly Cultivated 52285
Stylosanthes hamata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 52285
Suriana maritima Present Native Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Thespesia populnea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 15081
Tillandsia usneoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Tournefortia gnaphalodes Present Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Tradescantia spathacea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 15081
Trema micrantha Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Tribulus cistoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 52285
Uniola paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Urochloa adspersa Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Vigna luteola Present Native Not Introduced Native 52285
Yucca aloifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Zamia integrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 15081
Zanthoxylum coriaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285
Zanthoxylum fagara Present Native Not Introduced Native Cultivated 52285


References for Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium:
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observations of Zanthoxylum coriaceum at the northern end of Virginia Key. 20 Jun 1967.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observations of Zanthoxylum coriaceum at the northern end of Virginia Key. 26 Oct 1967.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observations of Zanthoxylum coriaceum at the northern end of Virginia Key. 29 Oct 1967.
Avery, G.N. 1983. Botanical notes of George Avery, south Florida botanist 1922 - 1983. Fairchild Tropical Garden Archives. Observations of Zanthoxylum coriaceum at the northern end of Virginia Key. 9 Mar 1967.
Fernandez, J. Observations of Crossopetalum rhacoma and Rhabdadenia biflora at Virginia Key and Marine Stadium in Miami-Dade County, FL, USA before 2010. Email Communication 23 Mar 2015.
Fernandez, J.G. 2015. Photographic voucher of Acanthocereus tetragonus at Virginia Key Beach Park, City of Miami, on 11 April 2015. Email communication to G.D. Gann 12 Apr 2015. Link to photographic voucher.
Fernandez, J.G. 2015. Photographic voucher of Dodonaea viscosa var. viscosa at Virginia Key Beach Park, City of Miami, on 23 June 2015; a new record. Email communication to G.D. Gann 24 June 2015. Link to photographic voucher.
Fernandez, J.G. 2016. Observations of Pisonia aculeata at Virginia Key Beach Park, City of Miami on 18 Apr 2016. Email communication to G.D. Gann 19 Apr 2016.
Fernandez, J.G. 2015. List of cultivated plants at Virginia Key. Spreadsheet emailed to G.D. Gann on 12 May 2015. The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida. Link to data.
Fernandez, J.G., and M. Robles. 2016. Photographic voucher of Cassytha filiformis at Virginia Key Beach Park, City of Miami, on 14 Dec 2016. Email communication to G.D. Gann 26 Jan 2017. Link to photographic voucher.
Gann, G.D., and K.A. Bradley. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Virginia Key Hammocks Preserve, Virginia Key, Miami-Dade County, Florida. 4 Feb 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Gann, G.D., K.J. Buttry, J.J. Lange, J. Fernandez, L.M. Boehner and J. Lopez. 2015. Observations of vascular plants at Virginia Key and Marine Stadium (Virginia Key Beach Coastal Hammock Area), 18 Mar 2015. With M. Hayden, T. Lum, S. Mardonovich, K. Mutis, M. Rumble, K. Sanderford and B. Tome.


Vouchers for Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium:
Fernandez, J. and S. Wright. s.n. FTG. Voucher of Crossopetalum rhacoma at Virginia Key Beach Coastal Hammock Area in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA on 01 Jul 2004. Link to specimen.
Fernandez, J. and S. Wright. s.n. FTG. Voucher of Rhabdadenia biflora at Virginia Key Beach Coastal Hammock Area in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA on 01 Jul 2004. Link to specimen.