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Sophora tomentosa L. var. occidentalis
(L.) Isely
Hairy necklacepod

Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to Texas, Mexico and Central America; widely cultivated in South Florida and naturalizing.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis available from :

Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis has been found in the following 17 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Addition Present
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Cayo Costa State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Not Native, Naturalized
Enchanted Forest Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
South Beach Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only

Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

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Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley