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Dyschoriste oblongifolia (Michx.) Kunze
Common twinflower, Oblongleaf twinflower

Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Acanthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: This name has also been misapplied to plants of Dyschoriste angusta in South Florida.

Other data on Dyschoriste oblongifolia available from :

Dyschoriste oblongifolia has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Dyschoriste oblongifolia has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Dyschoriste oblongifolia has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods

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Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2017
In cultivation, Florida
Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney