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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Kosteletzkya virginica (L.) K. Presl ex Gray
Virginia saltmarsh mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southern United States and Cuba.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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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: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Kosteletzkya virginica has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native




Kosteletzkya virginica has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland


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Kosteletzkya virginica
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Kosteletzkya virginica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Kosteletzkya virginica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton