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Okenia hypogaea Schltdl. & Cham.
Beach-peanut, Burrowing four-o’clock

Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Egdomilia S. Gann, 20 Nov 2015
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern Florida, southern Mexico and Central America (where very rare).

NatureServe Global Status: Rare

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Imperiled

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: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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 hammocks in the upper Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys in Miami-Dade County only.

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Okenia hypogaea has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native




Okenia hypogaea has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Disturbed Upland


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Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Egdomilia S. Gann, 20 Nov 2015
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida

Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Okenia hypogaea
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer