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Brasenia schreberi J.F. Gmel.
Watershield, Purple wen-dock

Brasenia schreberi
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Cabombaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola), Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World in both temperate and tropical regions.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Brasenia schreberi has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Recorded as Present in Error
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native

Brasenia schreberi has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Native

Brasenia schreberi has been found in the following habitat :
Basin Marsh

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Brasenia schreberi
Copyright by: Shirley Denton