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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Mentzelia floridana Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray
Poorman's-patch, Stickleaf

Mentzelia floridana
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Family: Loasaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida and the Bahamas.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not 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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks from the upper Keys to the lower Keys, but we have no records of this from the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys and middle Keys.

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Mentzelia floridana has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Reported
Long Key State Park Present Native




Mentzelia floridana has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Mentzelia floridana
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Mentzelia floridana
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Mentzelia floridana
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