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Itea virginica L.
Virginia-willow, Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Escalloniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Itea virginica available from :

Itea virginica has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Delray Beach, Lake Ida parcel Present Native, Cultivated Only
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native

Itea virginica has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Itea virginica has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Baygall
Floodplain Forest
Floodplain Swamp
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Mesic Hammock
Strand Swamp

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Itea virginica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Itea virginica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Itea virginica
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Itea virginica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Itea virginica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Itea virginica
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley