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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Petrea volubilis L.
Purple wreath, Queenswreath

Petrea volubilis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Lowis, L., Familiar Indian flowers, t. 6 (1881) [L. Lowis]

Family: Verbenaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Cultivated from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Petrea volubilis has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Petrea volubilis
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Lowis, L., Familiar Indian flowers, t. 6 (1881) [L. Lowis]