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Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench var. nictitans
Sensitive-pea

Chamaecrista nictitans
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Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans available from :

Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Presumed Extirpated Assumed to be Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native

Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Collier County Presumed Extirpated Assumed to be Native

Chamaecrista nictitans var. nictitans has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods

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Chamaecrista nictitans
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Chamaecrista nictitans
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Chamaecrista nictitans
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr