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Ageratum maritimum Kunth
Keys ageratum

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico and Central America (Belize).

NatureServe Global Status: Rare

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FISF Synonyms: Ageratum littorale A. Gray

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected in 1834 or 1835 by Reverend Alva Bennett on the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the lower Keys. We consider this native and extant from the middle Keys to the lower Keys.

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Ageratum maritimum
Copyright by: Keith Bradley

Other data on Ageratum maritimum available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Ageratum maritimum has been reported from the following 8 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only




Ageratum maritimum has been reported for the following 4 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Rock Barren
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Ageratum maritimum
Copyright by: Keith Bradley
Ageratum maritimum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Ageratum maritimum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Ageratum maritimum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Ageratum maritimum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley