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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Sesbania sericea (Willd.) Link
Silky sesban

Sesbania sericea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Peters, W.C.H., Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique, vol. 1: t. 8 (1862)

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Short Lived Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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. Occasionally naturalized.

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Sesbania sericea has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Curry Hammock State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Sesbania sericea has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland


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Sesbania sericea
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Peters, W.C.H., Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique, vol. 1: t. 8 (1862)