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Froelichia floridana (Nutt.) Moq.
Cottonweed, Plains snakecotton

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Froelichia floridana has been found in the following 18 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Doubtfully Present
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Fort Lauderdale Ex. Airport Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Froelichia floridana has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Recorded as Present in Error
Palm Beach County Native

Froelichia floridana has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods
Sandhill
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods