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Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
Cowitch, Velvetbean

Mucuna pruriens
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

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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Mucuna pruriens has been found in the following 27 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Sadowski Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Naturalized
Castellow Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Goulds Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Not Native, Naturalized
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Shore Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Quail Roost Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Silver Palm Groves Present Not Native, Naturalized
Trinity Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Zoo Miami Present Not Native, Naturalized

Mucuna pruriens has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Mucuna pruriens has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Mucuna pruriens
Copyright by: George D. Gann