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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Turnera ulmifolia L.
Yellow alder, Ramgoat dashalong

Turnera ulmifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Family: Passifloraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed areas on the island of Key West.  Occasionally cultivated and naturalized from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Turnera ulmifolia has been reported from the following 10 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Long Key State 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
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized




Turnera ulmifolia has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Turnera ulmifolia
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, New Providence, Bahamas, 2012

Turnera ulmifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Turnera ulmifolia
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Turnera ulmifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton