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Ayenia euphrasiifolia Griseb.
Eyebright ayenia

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida and Cuba, where widespread. In Florida, known only from southeastern Florida and a few counties near Tampa Bay where limestone substrate is found.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Native to the Monroe County Keys and Miami-Dade County and collected once in Palm Beach County by Erdman West in 1944 (s.n., FLAS).

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Ayenia euphrasiifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Other data on Ayenia euphrasiifolia available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Ayenia euphrasiifolia has been found in the following 46 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Boystown Pineland Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Chernoff Hammock Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Assumed to be Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #39 Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Ron Ehman Park Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native


Ayenia euphrasiifolia has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated


Ayenia euphrasiifolia has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland


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Ayenia euphrasiifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ayenia euphrasiifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley