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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cosmos caudatus Kunth
Wild cosmos

Cosmos caudatus
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Blanco, M., Flora de Filipinas, t. 287 (1875) [xxx]

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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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: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West.  Sparingly naturalized and perhaps not well established.  A specimen at NY needs to be examined.

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Cosmos caudatus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Cosmos caudatus
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Blanco, M., Flora de Filipinas, t. 287 (1875) [xxx]