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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Salvia serotina L.
Sage, Littlewoman

Salvia serotina
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Peninsular Florida and the West Indies.

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

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 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands, hammocks and disturbed areas in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys.  Collected in 1915 by John Kunkel Small and Charles A. Mosier in hammocks at Key West (s.n., FTG).  Subsequently reported as cultivated in what is now Dry Tortugas National Park by Bowman (1918) and Stoddart & Fosberg (1962 surveys reported in 1981), where not considered native.

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Salvia serotina has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native




Salvia serotina has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland


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Salvia serotina
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer