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Okenia hypogaea Schltdl. & Cham.
Beach-peanut, Burrowing four-o’clock

Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Egdomilia S. Gann, 20 Nov 2015
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern Florida, southern Mexico and Central America (where very rare).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Vulnerable

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Okenia hypogaea has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Possibly Extirpated Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Reported
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hollywood North Beach Regional Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native

Okenia hypogaea has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Okenia hypogaea has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

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Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Egdomilia S. Gann, 20 Nov 2015
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida
Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer