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Diodia teres Walter
Poor joe, Rough buttonweed

Diodia teres
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Rubiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: United States, Greater Antilles, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported only for North Key Largo (Alexander, 1953).

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Diodia teres has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported






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Diodia teres
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Diodia teres
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Diodia teres
Copyright by: Shirley Denton