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Chamaecrista pilosa (L.) Greene
Hairy sensitive pea

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Chamaecrista pilosa has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Chamaecrista pilosa has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Chamaecrista pilosa has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Scrub