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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Desmodium scorpiurus (Sw.) Desv.
Scorpion ticktrefoil

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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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

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. In the Florida Keys this is known only from Dry Tortugas National Park.

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Desmodium scorpiurus has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Desmodium scorpiurus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland