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Polypremum procumbens L.
Rustweed, Juniperleaf

Polypremum procumbens
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2000
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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Family: Tetrachondraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; also reported for Old World.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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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: Apparently Secure

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands and disturbed sites in the lower Keys.  Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.  This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.

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Polypremum procumbens has been reported from the following 14 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Polypremum procumbens has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland


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Polypremum procumbens
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2000
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida
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Polypremum procumbens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Polypremum procumbens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Polypremum procumbens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton