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Caperonia palustris (L.) St.-Hil
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Caperonia palustris
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Caperonia palustris has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lucille Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized

Caperonia palustris has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Hendry County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Caperonia palustris has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Caperonia palustris
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Caperonia palustris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Caperonia palustris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Caperonia palustris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley