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Antigonon leptopus Hook. & Arn.
Coral vine, Queen's jewels

Family: Polygonaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico; cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Status: Category II Invasive

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: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys, but highly invasive where present.

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Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Other data on Antigonon leptopus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Antigonon leptopus has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Antigonon leptopus has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Rockland Hammock


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Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Antigonon leptopus
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Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Antigonon leptopus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley