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Vascular Plants of State Parks in the Florida Keys

Desmodium incanum DC.
Beggar's-ticks

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Substrate: Terrestrial

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the Atlas of Vascular Plants link below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Apparently Secure

FLORIDA KEYS Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Comments: Not reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small. Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys. This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.

STATE PARKS Occurrence: Present

STATE PARKS Native Status: Native

Desmodium incanum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Desmodium incanum available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Desmodium incanum has been reported from the following 7 STATE PARKS in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Desmodium incanum has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Desmodium incanum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Desmodium incanum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Desmodium incanum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Desmodium incanum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton