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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Samolus ebracteatus Kunth
Water pimpernel, Limewater brookweed

Samolus ebracteatus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Primulaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Cuba, Bahamas), Mexico and Central America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for low pinelands and "palmlands" in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Samolus ebracteatus has been reported from the following 7 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Samolus ebracteatus has been reported for the following 5 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Pine Rockland
Tidal Marsh


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Samolus ebracteatus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Samolus ebracteatus
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Samolus ebracteatus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Samolus ebracteatus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Samolus ebracteatus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton