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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
County: Palm Beach County
Size: 437.57 acres
Latitude: 26.83083º Longitude: -80.04556º
Managing Agency: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks

There are 277 taxa reported for
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

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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 14844
Acanthocereus tetragonus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Acrostichum danaeifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Agave decipiens Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Ageratina jucunda Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Alternanthera flavescens Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Alternanthera maritima Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Amaranthus blitum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Ampelopsis arborea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Amphitecna latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844 20295
Amyris balsamifera Recorded as Present in Error 14798
Amyris elemifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844 2421
Annona glabra Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Ardisia escallonioides Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Avicennia germinans Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Baccharis halimifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Bidens alba var. radiata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Blechnum serrulatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Blutaparon vermiculare Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Boerhavia diffusa Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Borrichia arborescens Doubtfully Present 14798
Borrichia frutescens Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Bursera simaruba Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Caesalpinia bonduc Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cakile lanceolata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Callicarpa americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Canavalia rosea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Carica papaya Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Cassytha filiformis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Casuarina equisetifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Catharanthus roseus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Cenchrus echinatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cenchrus incertus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cenchrus tribuloides Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Centella asiatica Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Chamaecrista nictitans var. aspera Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Chenopodium ambrosioides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Chiococca alba Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Chromolaena odorata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Chrysobalanus icaco Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Chrysophyllum oliviforme Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Citharexylum spinosum Present Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Native Cultivated 14844
Cladium jamaicense Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Cnidoscolus stimulosus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Coccoloba diversifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Coccoloba diversifolia x uvifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 3088 3088
Coccoloba uvifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cocos nucifera Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Colubrina asiatica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Commelina diffusa var. diffusa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 14844
Commelina erecta Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Conocarpus erectus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Conyza canadensis Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Crocanthemum corymbosum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Croton glandulosus var. floridanus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Croton glandulosus var. septentrionalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Croton punctatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Cupaniopsis anacardioides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 14844
Cynophalla flexuosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cyperus croceus Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Cyperus ligularis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cyperus planifolius Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cyperus polystachyos Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Cyperus rotundus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14798
Cyperus surinamensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Dactyloctenium aegyptium Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Delonix regia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Desmodium incanum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Desmodium tortuosum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14816
Desmodium triflorum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Dichanthelium commutatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Dichondra carolinensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Digitaria ciliaris Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Digitaria eriantha Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Diospyros virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Drypetes lateriflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Echites umbellatus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Eclipta prostrata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Eleusine indica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Emilia fosbergii Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Emilia sonchifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14816
Encyclia tampensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14799
Eragrostis ciliaris Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Erythrina herbacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Eugenia axillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Eugenia foetida Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Eugenia uniflora Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Eupatorium capillifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Euphorbia blodgettii Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Euphorbia bombensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Euphorbia cyathophora Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Euphorbia hirta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Euphorbia hypericifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Euphorbia mesembryanthemifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Euphorbia ophthalmica Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Euphorbia tithymaloides subsp. smallii Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 14798
Eustachys petraea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Exothea paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Fatoua villosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Ficus aurea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Ficus microcarpa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Fimbristylis cymosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Forestiera segregata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Funastrum clausum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Galactia volubilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Galium bermudense Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Gamochaeta purpurea Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14798
Guapira discolor Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Halodule wrightii Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Halophila engelmannii Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Hamelia patens var. patens Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Helianthus debilis subsp. debilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Heliotropium angiospermum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Heliotropium polyphyllum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Hylocereus undatus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Hymenocallis latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Hypericum crux-andreae Recorded as Present in Error 14816
Hypericum hypericoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Indigofera spicata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Ipomoea alba Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Ipomoea indica Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Iresine diffusa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Iva imbricata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Kalanchoe daigremontiana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 14798
Kalanchoe pinnata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Kosteletzkya virginica Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Krugiodendron ferreum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Lactuca graminifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Laguncularia racemosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Lantana camara Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Lantana involucrata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Lepidium virginicum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Linaria canadensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Manilkara zapota Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Melanthera nivea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Melanthera parvifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Melia azedarach Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Melicoccus bijugatus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14799
Melothria pendula Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Mentzelia floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Metopium toxiferum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Mikania cordifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Momordica charantia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Morus rubra Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Myrica cerifera Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Myrsine cubana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Nectandra coriacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Nephrolepis brownii Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Nephrolepis cordifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Nephrolepis exaltata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Nerium oleander Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 14798
Oenothera humifusa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Oenothera simulans Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Okenia hypogaea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Oldenlandia corymbosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Ophioglossum palmatum Doubtfully Present 14845
Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. setarius Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Opuntia humifusa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Opuntia stricta Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Oxalis corniculata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Panicum amarum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Panicum repens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Parietaria floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Paspalum distichum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Paspalum notatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Paspalum setaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Paspalum vaginatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Passiflora suberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Persea borbonia var. borbonia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Persea palustris Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Petiveria alliacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Phlebodium aureum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Phyla nodiflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Phyllanthus abnormis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Phyllanthus amarus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14798
Phyllanthus tenellus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Phyllanthus urinaria Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Physalis walteri Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Phytolacca americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Pilea microphylla Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Pisonia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Pithecellobium keyense Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Pleopeltis polypodioides var. michauxiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14799
Plumbago zeylanica Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Polygala violacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Polygonum hydropiperoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Polypremum procumbens Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Portulaca amilis Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Portulaca oleracea Present Doubtfully Native Assumed to be Introduced Potentially Invasive 14844
Portulaca pilosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Psidium guajava Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14798
Psilotum nudum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Psychotria nervosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Psychotria tenuifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Pteridium caudatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Pteridium pseudocaudatum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Ptilimnium capillaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Quadrella cynophallophora Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Quercus laurifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Quercus virginiana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Randia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Remirea maritima Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Rhizophora mangle Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Rivina humilis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Ruellia blechum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Sabal palmetto Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Salsola kali subsp. pontica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Sansevieria hyacinthoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Sarcocornia perennis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Scaevola plumieri Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Scaevola taccada Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Schefflera actinophylla Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16601
Schinus terebinthifolius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Schoepfia schreberi Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Scleria baldwinii Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Serenoa repens Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Sesuvium portulacastrum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Setaria macrosperma Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Setaria parviflora Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Sida acuta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Sida cordifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Sida rhombifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Sideroxylon foetidissimum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Sideroxylon salicifolium Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Sideroxylon tenax Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Simarouba glauca Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Smilax auriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Smilax bona-nox Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Smilax laurifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Solanum bahamense Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Solidago stricta Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Sophora tomentosa var. truncata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Spartina alterniflora var. glabra Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Spartina patens Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Spermacoce remota Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal 14844
Spermacoce verticillata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Sphagneticola trilobata Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 14844
Sporobolus domingensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14816
Sporobolus indicus Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Sporobolus virginicus Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Stenotaphrum secundatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Suaeda linearis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Suriana maritima Present Native Not Introduced Native 14815
Syringodium filiforme Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Thalassia testudinum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Thespesia populnea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14799
Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Tillandsia recurvata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Tillandsia usneoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Tillandsia utriculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Tournefortia gnaphalodes Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Toxicodendron radicans Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Tribulus cistoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 14844
Trichostema dichotomum Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Tridax procumbens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Uniola paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Urochloa distachya Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal 14844
Urochloa mutica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Verbesina virginica Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Vigna luteola Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Vitex agnus-castus Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 14798
Vitis cinerea var. floridana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Vitis rotundifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Vitis shuttleworthii Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Vittaria lineata Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Ximenia americana Present Native Not Introduced Native 14798
Youngia japonica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 14844
Yucca aloifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Zamia integrifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844
Zanthoxylum fagara Present Native Not Introduced Native 14844


References for John D. MacArthur Beach State Park:
Anonymous. s.d. John D. Macarthur Beach State Park, plants. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, FL.
Cox, A.C. 1988. Distribution and species composition of tree islands in Martin and Palm Beach counties. Masters Dissertation. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Duever, L.C., G.B. Iverson, P.F. Lund, M.J. Duever, F.P. Porzel, J.N. Burch, and J.F. Meeder. 1981. Resource Inventory and analysis of the John D. MacArthur Beach State Recreation Area. Northbrook: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Gann, G.D., J. A. Duquesnel & T. Troxler. 1998. Observations of vascular plants at John D. MacArthur State Park, Palm Beach County, Florida. 13 June 1998. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Gann, G.D., J.A. Duquesnel, & T.G.Troxler. 1998. Observations of vascular plants at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach County, Florida. 12 June 1998. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Iverson, G. 1982. Some species added to the list for MacArthur Park. Letter from Grace Iverson to Linda Duever, April 8, 1982. In files of The Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, FL.
Johnson, A.F., and J.W. Muller. 1993. An assessment of Florida's remaining coastal upland natural communities: southeast Florida. Tallahassee: Florida Natural Areas Inventory.
Richardson, D.R. 1977. Vegetation of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge of Palm Beach County, Florida. Florida Sci. 40(4): 281-333.
Richardson, D.R. 1984. Amphitecna latifolia (Bignoniaceae) in Florida. Florida Sci. 47(1): 73-75.


Vouchers for John D. MacArthur Beach State Park:
Gann 216, FTG
Richardson s.n., FAU
Roberts s.n., FTG
Roberts, Dick s.n., USF