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Iva frutescens L.
Saltmarsh-elder, Bigleaf sumpweed

Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Iva frutescens has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Recorded as Present in Error
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Recorded as Present in Error
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Recorded as Present in Error

Iva frutescens has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Iva frutescens has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Tidal Marsh

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Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton