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Ammannia coccinea Rottb.
Scarlet ammannia, Valley redstem

Family: Lythraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old Wold.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Ammannia coccinea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 13(2): fasicle 73, p. 207, t. 40 (1877)

Other data on Ammannia coccinea available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Ammannia coccinea has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Coconut Creek Natural Area Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Holey Land Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Secret Woods Buffer and Nature Center Present Native


Ammannia coccinea has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Native


Ammannia coccinea has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland


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Ammannia coccinea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Martius, C., Eichler, A.G., Urban, I., Flora Brasiliensis, vol. 13(2): fasicle 73, p. 207, t. 40 (1877)