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Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge

County: Monroe County (Keys)
Size: 192584.28 acres
Latitude: 24.70833º Longitude: -81.54167º
Managing Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service

There are 149 taxa reported for
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge

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Scientific Name: Occurrence: Native Status: Introduced Status: Invasive Status: Cultivated Status: Reference: Voucher:
Acanthocereus tetragonus Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Agave decipiens Present Native Not Introduced Native 16189
Agave sisalana Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16213
Alternanthera flavescens Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Alternanthera philoxeroides Doubtfully Present 18721
Amyris elemifera Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 15185
Ardisia escallonioides Reported 18721
Atriplex cristata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Avicennia germinans Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Baccharis halimifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16192
Batis maritima Present Native Not Introduced Native 16188
Bidens alba var. radiata Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16189
Blutaparon vermiculare Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Boerhavia diffusa Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16192
Borrichia arborescens Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Borrichia frutescens Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Bursera simaruba Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Byrsonima lucida Reported 15185
Caesalpinia bonduc Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Caesalpinia major Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 20004 20004
Callisia fragrans Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 16213
Callisia repens Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 16213
Canavalia rosea Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Canella winterana Present Native Not Introduced Native 16257
Casasia clusiifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 16187
Casuarina equisetifolia Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16192
Cenchrus echinatus Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Cenchrus tribuloides Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189 3480
Chiococca alba Reported 15185
Chiococca parvifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Cladium jamaicense Reported 15185
Coccoloba diversifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Coccoloba uvifera Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Coccothrinax argentata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Cocos nucifera Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16189
Colubrina asiatica Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Not Cultivated 16187
Commelina erecta Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Conocarpus erectus Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187 3483
Cordia sebestena Present Native Not Introduced Native 16256
Crossopetalum rhacoma Reported 18721
Cupania glabra Assumed to be Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 17310
Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 16192
Cynophalla flexuosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 16188
Cyperus planifolius Present Native Not Introduced Native 16187
Dactyloctenium aegyptium Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive Not Cultivated 16189
Dalbergia ecastaphyllum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Desmodium incanum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16213
Distichlis spicata Present Native Not Introduced Native 16191
Drypetes diversifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 16257
Echites umbellatus Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Encyclia tampensis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Erithalis fruticosa Present Native Not Introduced Native 16187
Ernodea littoralis Present Native Not Introduced Native 15185
Eugenia axillaris Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 15185
Eugenia foetida Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Euphorbia cyathophora Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Euphorbia hypericifolia Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16213
Euphorbia mesembryanthemifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Eustachys petraea Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Eustoma exaltatum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16192
Exothea paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Ficus aurea Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Fimbristylis cymosa Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive Not Cultivated 16187
Funastrum clausum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16192
Galactia parvifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Galactia striata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Gossypium hirsutum Present Native Not Introduced Native 3479 3479
Guapira discolor Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Guettarda scabra Reported 15185
Gymnanthes lucida Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Heliotropium angiospermum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Heliotropium curassavicum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Herissantia crispa Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Heterosavia bahamensis Reported 15185
Hymenocallis latifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Ipomoea indica Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Ipomoea triloba Reported 18721
Ipomoea violacea Present Native Not Introduced Native 16187
Iva imbricata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Jacquinia keyensis Present Native Not Introduced Native 16187
Laguncularia racemosa Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Lantana involucrata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Lasiacis divaricata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Leptochloa dubia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 3481 3481
Leucothrinax morrisii Present Native Not Introduced Native 16192
Lycium carolinianum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata Present Native Not Introduced Native 16257
Manilkara zapota Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16213
Maytenus phyllanthoides Present Native Not Introduced Native 16192
Melanthera nivea Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Metastelma northropiae Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Metopium toxiferum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Monanthochloe littoralis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Morinda royoc Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Mosiera longipes Reported 15185
Myrsine cubana Reported 15185
Opuntia stricta Present Native Not Introduced Native 16189
Paspalum setaceum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Paspalum vaginatum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Passiflora suberosa Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Pentalinon luteum Present Native Not Introduced Native 18721
Phyla nodiflora Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16192
Physalis walteri Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Pinus elliottii var. densa Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 15185
Piscidia piscipula Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Pisonia aculeata Reported 15185
Pithecellobium keyense Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16188
Portulaca oleracea Present Doubtfully Native Assumed to be Introduced Ruderal 16187
Pteridium caudatum Reported 15185
Quadrella cynophallophora Present Native Not Introduced Native 16188
Randia aculeata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Rayjacksonia phyllocephala Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 3482 3482
Reynosia septentrionalis Present Native Not Introduced Native 16188
Rhizophora mangle Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Rivina humilis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Ruellia blechum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16189
Salicornia bigelovii Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Sansevieria hyacinthoides Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16213
Sarcocornia perennis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Schinus terebinthifolius Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16189
Sesuvium portulacastrum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Setaria macrosperma Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16213
Seutera angustifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native 16188
Sida acuta Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16213
Sida ciliaris Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16192
Sideroxylon celastrinum Present Native Not Introduced Native 16187
Sideroxylon salicifolium Reported 15185
Simarouba glauca Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16192
Smilax havanensis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Solanum americanum Present Native Not Introduced Ruderal Not Cultivated 16192
Solanum bahamense Present Native Not Introduced Native 16213
Spartina patens Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Sporobolus domingensis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Sporobolus virginicus Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Stenotaphrum secundatum Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 16189
Suaeda linearis Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16187
Suriana maritima Present Native Not Introduced Native 16192
Syringodium filiforme Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Tamarindus indica Present Not Native, Cultivated Only Not Introduced Cultivated Only Cultivated 15332
Thalassia testudinum Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16191
Thespesia populnea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Invasive 16187
Thrinax radiata Present Native Not Introduced Native 16188
Tillandsia fasciculata var. densispica Reported 15185
Tillandsia paucifolia Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257
Tradescantia spathacea Present Not Native, Naturalized Introduced Potentially Invasive 16213
Uniola paniculata Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Waltheria indica Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16189
Ximenia americana Present Native Not Introduced Native Not Cultivated 16257


References for Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge:
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Context Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. 15 July 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at East Harbor Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. July 14, 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Johnston Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. 15 July 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Marvin Key Northeast, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. July 14, 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Northwest Bay Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. July 14, 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Sawyer Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. 15 July 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Snipe Point, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. July 14, 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at Tarpon Belly Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. July 14, 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Bradley, K.A. 1999. Observations of vascular plants at West Harbor Key, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe County, Florida. July 14, 1999. Institute for Regional Conservation. Miami, Florida.
Kruer, C.R. 1992. An assessment of Florida’s Remaining Coastal Upland Natural Communities: Florida Keys. Tallahassee: Florida Natural Areas Inventory.
Weiner, Art H. 1980. The Hardwood Hammocks of the Florida Keys: An Ecological Study (1977-1986). The National Audubon Society.


Vouchers for Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge:
Davis s.n., FLAS
Gann & Bradley 860, FTG
Gann & Bradley 861, FTG
Gann & Bradley 862, FTG
Gann & Bradley 863, FTG
Gann & Bradley 864, FTG