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Cnidoscolus stimulosus (Michx.) Engelm. & Gray
Tread-softly, Finger-rot, 7-minute-itch

Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2013

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Cnidoscolus stimulosus has been found in the following 76 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Possibly Extirpated Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland #39 Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Northrop Pineland Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Tilton Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Cnidoscolus stimulosus has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Cnidoscolus stimulosus has been found in the following 9 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Grassland
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Sandhill
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2013
Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Cnidoscolus stimulosus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton