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Russelia equisetiformis Schltdl. & Cham.
Firecrackerplant, Fountainbush

Russelia equisetiformis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Edwards’s Botanical Register, vol. 21: t. 1773 (1836) [S.A. Drake]

Family: Plantaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

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: Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

Other data on Russelia equisetiformis available from :

Russelia equisetiformis has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Rock Pit #39 Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Russelia equisetiformis has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Hendry County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lee County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only
Palm Beach County Not Native, Cultivated Only

Russelia equisetiformis has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Russelia equisetiformis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Edwards’s Botanical Register, vol. 21: t. 1773 (1836) [S.A. Drake]