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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Aiton) Hassk.
Downy myrtle, Rose myrtle

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Myrtaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of Florida Locations

FLEPPC Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Danforth Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rocky Point Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods

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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton