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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Plumbago auriculata Lam.
Leadwort, Cape leadwort

Plumbago auriculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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 select IRC data for the Florida Keys

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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Plumbago auriculata has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only






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Plumbago auriculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton