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Vitex trifolia L.
Simpleleaf chastetree

Vitex trifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

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 Vitex trifolia available from :

Vitex trifolia has been found in the following 28 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Beachwalk Pasley Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Chapman Field Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rolling Oaks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ron Ehman Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Vitex trifolia has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Charlotte County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Vitex trifolia has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

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Vitex trifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Vitex trifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Vitex trifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Vitex trifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr