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Hamelia patens Jacq. var. patens
Firebush

Hamelia patens
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Bermuda, peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Other data on Hamelia patens var. patens available from :

Hamelia patens var. patens has been found in the following 64 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Arch Creek Addition Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Barley Barber Swamp Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Chernoff Hammock Present Native, Cultivated Only
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Doris Davis Forman Wilderness Preserve Natural Area Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Meissner Hammock Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Native
Sewell Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native

Hamelia patens var. patens has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Hamelia patens var. patens has been found in the following 11 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Floodplain Forest
Maritime Hammock
Marl Prairie
Mesic Hammock
Pine Rockland
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Shell Mound
Strand Swamp

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Hamelia patens
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Hamelia patens
Copyright by: Melissa E. Abdo
Hamelia patens
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Hamelia patens
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Hamelia patens
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Hamelia patens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Hamelia patens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton