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Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.
Coral vine, Queen's jewels

Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Polygonaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico; cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Antigonon leptopus available from :

Antigonon leptopus has been found in the following 31 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach, Lake Ida parcel Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ingram Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendalwood Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Miramar Pineland Natural Area (Snake Creek) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Quail Roost Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Silver Palm Groves Present Not Native, Naturalized
Silver Palm Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Simpson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Trinity Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Antigonon leptopus has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Antigonon leptopus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley