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Aeschynomene pratensis Small var. pratensis
Sensitive joint-vetch, Meadow joint-vetch

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The typical variety is endemic to South Florida. Variety caribaea is konwn from the West Indies, Central Ameria and South America (Flora of the West Indies).

NatureServe Global Status: Critically Imperiled

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Aeschynomene pratensis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park

Other data on Aeschynomene pratensis var. pratensis available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Aeschynomene pratensis var. pratensis has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native


Aeschynomene pratensis var. pratensis has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Recorded as Present in Error
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native


Aeschynomene pratensis var. pratensis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Dome Swamp
Marl Prairie


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Aeschynomene pratensis
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 24 May 2013
In habitat, Everglades National Park
Aeschynomene pratensis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton