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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Emilia fosbergii Nicolson
Florida tasselflower

Emilia fosbergii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Old World; an introduced weed elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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, but reported for disturbed areas in peninsular Florida and the Florida Keys by Small in 1933. Occasionally naturalized.

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Emilia fosbergii has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Emilia fosbergii has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock


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Emilia fosbergii
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Emilia fosbergii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Emilia fosbergii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Emilia fosbergii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton