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Laportea aestuans (L.) Chew
West Indian woodnettle

Laportea aestuans
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Urticaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and Africa; an escaped weed in Florida and California.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Laportea aestuans has been found in the following 5 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Harden Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Island Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Trinity Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

Laportea aestuans has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Laportea aestuans has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Laportea aestuans
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer