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Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
False-daisy

Eclipta prostrata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; an introduced weed in the Old World.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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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: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Doubtfully Native

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. First collected on Craig Key (a fill island) by Conrad D. Byrd in 1969 (s.n., FTG). Also reported for the Florida Keys portion of Biscayne National Park by Carter et al. in 1969. Apparently spreading as a weed.

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Eclipta prostrata has been reported from the following 8 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Doubtfully Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Doubtfully Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Long Key State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Doubtfully Native




Eclipta prostrata has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland


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Eclipta prostrata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton