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Salvinia minima Baker
Water spangles

Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills

Family: Salviniaceae

Group: Pteridophyte

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Central America and South America; naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category I Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Salvinia minima available from :

Salvinia minima has been found in the following 31 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Coconut Creek Maple Swamp Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Nicodemus Slough Present Not Native, Naturalized
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Riverbend Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Tops Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Salvinia minima has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Glades County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Salvinia minima has been found in the following 7 habitats :
Bayhead
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Floodplain Swamp
Slough
Strand Swamp
Swamp Lake

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Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills
Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills
Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills
Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills
Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills
Salvinia minima
Copyright by: Elaine Mills