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Maranta arundinacea L.
Arrowroot, Obedience plant

Maranta arundinacea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wallich, N., Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, vol. 3: t. 286 (1832) [Gorochand]

Family: Marantaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Probably South America; cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Maranta arundinacea has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Maranta arundinacea has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland

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Maranta arundinacea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Wallich, N., Plantae Asiaticae Rariores, vol. 3: t. 286 (1832) [Gorochand]