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Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Common asparagus-fern

Asparagus setaceus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asparagaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Africa; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: 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. First collected in 1952 on No Name Key by J.D. Dickson III (s.n., FTG). This is sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Asparagus setaceus has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Reported




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


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Asparagus setaceus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton