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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Proserpinaca palustris L.
Mermaid weed, Marsh mermaidweed

Proserpinaca palustris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Haloraginaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Possibly Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

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. We consider this native and possibly extirpated in the lower Keys. Last reported for the National Key Deer Refuge by Austin et al. (1980). A specimen at FLAS needs to be checked.

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Proserpinaca palustris has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated






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Proserpinaca palustris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Proserpinaca palustris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Proserpinaca palustris
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Proserpinaca palustris
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