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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.
White moneywort

Alysicarpus vaginalis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World tropics.

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Moderately naturlalized in the Florida Keys. Apparently first collected in 1987 on Big Pine Key by Bruce F. Hansen (11413, USF).

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Alysicarpus vaginalis has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Reported
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Alysicarpus vaginalis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Alysicarpus vaginalis
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley