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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) W.T. Aiton
Lion's-ear, Chistmas candlestick

Leonotis nepetifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas on the island of Key West.  Sparingly naturalized and perhaps not well established.  A specimen at FLAS needs to be examined.

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Leonotis nepetifolia has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Leonotis nepetifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton