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Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
Sessile joyweed

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FISF Synonyms: A. polygonoides.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported only in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and open sandy places on the island of Key West.


Alternanthera sessilis
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Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

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Alternanthera sessilis
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