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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Lythrum lineare L.
Wand loosestrife

Lythrum lineare
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Lythraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southeastern United States and Cuba.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Possibly Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes and open hammocks in the upper Keys.  Also reported for Big Pine Key (Dickson, 1953; Franklin, 1968) and the National Key Deer Refuge (Austin et al., 1980).  We have no recent records.  An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Lythrum lineare has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated






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Lythrum lineare
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer