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Mentzelia floridana Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray
Poorman's-patch, Stickleaf

Mentzelia floridana
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney

Family: Loasaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida and the Bahamas.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Mentzelia floridana has been found in the following 31 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Addition Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Carlin Park Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Reported
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
Stuart Beach Park Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native

Mentzelia floridana has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Mentzelia floridana has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock

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Mentzelia floridana
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Mentzelia floridana
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Mentzelia floridana
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer