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Scaevola sericea Vahl
Beach napuka

Family: Goodeniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

FLEPPC Status: Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Scaevola sericea
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
Florida, September 2000

Other data on Scaevola sericea available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Scaevola sericea has been found in the following 52 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Black Point Park and Marina Present Not Native, Naturalized
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bocilla Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Mangrove Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Muscara Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Peck Lake Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
South Beach Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Spanish River Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tigertail Beach County Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Vanderbilt Beach County Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Virginia Key and Marine Stadium Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized


Scaevola sericea has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Charlotte County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized


Scaevola sericea has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Coastal Grassland
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland


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Scaevola sericea
Copyright by: Bruce Holst
Florida, September 2000
Scaevola sericea
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer