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Lygodium japonicum (Thunb.) Sw.
Japanese climbing fern

Lygodium japonicum
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Citrus County, Florida

Family: Lygodiaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Asia; now widely naturalized.

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FLEPPC Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

Comments: For more information and images, visit Florida Invasive Plant Species Mobile Field Guide (FLIP).

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Lygodium japonicum has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Lygodium japonicum has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Lygodium japonicum has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Dome Swamp

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Lygodium japonicum
Copyright by: Mike Rosenthal
Plant naturalized in Citrus County, Florida