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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Sophora tomentosa L. var. occidentalis
(L.) Isely
Hairy necklacepod

Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to Texas, Mexico and Central America; widely cultivated in South Florida and naturalizing.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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. This is just beginning to naturalize in the Florida Keys from cultivated plants. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

Other data on Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis available from :


Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis has been reported from the following 4 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Sophora tomentosa
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley