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Boerhavia erecta L.
Erect spiderling

Boerhavia erecta
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southern and central United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World tropics.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Boerhavia erecta has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Possibly Extirpated Assumed to be Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Possibly Extirpated Assumed to be Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Assumed to be Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Sewell Park Present Native

Boerhavia erecta has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Possibly Extirpated Assumed to be Native

Boerhavia erecta has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Boerhavia erecta
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Boerhavia erecta
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley