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Iva imbricata Walter
Beach-elder, Seacoast marshelder

Iva imbricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the West Indies (Cuba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and rocky shores throughout the Florida Keys.  We considerr this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

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Iva imbricata has been reported from the following 10 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Reported




Iva imbricata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune


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Iva imbricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Iva imbricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Iva imbricata
Copyright by: George D. Gann