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Proserpinaca pectinata Lam.
Mermaid weed, Combleaf mermaidweed

Proserpinaca pectinata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Haloraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Proserpinaca pectinata available from :

Proserpinaca pectinata has been found in the following 33 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cholee Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Recorded as Present in Error
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Proserpinaca pectinata has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Proserpinaca pectinata has been found in the following 17 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Blackwater Stream
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Flatwoods/Prairie Lake
Floodplain Marsh
Floodplain Swamp
Marl Prairie
Marsh Lake
River Floodplain Lake
Sinkhole
Slough
Strand Swamp
Swale
Swamp Lake
Wet Flatwoods

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Proserpinaca pectinata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Proserpinaca pectinata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Proserpinaca pectinata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Proserpinaca pectinata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton