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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Indigofera tinctoria L.
True indigo

Indigofera tinctoria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Trew, C.J., Ehret, G.D., Plantae selectae, vol. 6: t. 53 (1760) [G.D. Ehret]

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Formerly Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

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.  Occasionally naturalized in the lower Keys.

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Indigofera tinctoria has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park A Doubtfull Record
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Indigofera tinctoria has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Indigofera tinctoria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Trew, C.J., Ehret, G.D., Plantae selectae, vol. 6: t. 53 (1760) [G.D. Ehret]

Indigofera tinctoria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Descourtilz, M.E., Flore médicale des Antilles, vol. 1: t. 17 (1821) [J.T. Descourtilz]