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Physostegia purpurea (Walt.) Blake
False dragonhead, Eastern false dragonhead

Physostegia purpurea
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Physostegia purpurea has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Physostegia purpurea has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Physostegia purpurea has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Marl Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland

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Physostegia purpurea
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Physostegia purpurea
Copyright by: Shirley Denton