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Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze
Brazilian joyweed

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to South America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for the sandy hammocks and thickets in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys, but perhaps this was a misidentification. For an image, visit the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.


Alternanthera brasiliana
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Other data on Alternanthera brasiliana available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

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Alternanthera brasiliana
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr