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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M. King & H. Rob.

Chromolaena odorata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States (peninsular Florida, Texas), 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: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native


Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys, which according to his definition extended all the way south and west to West Summerland Key. We consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.

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Chromolaena odorata has been reported from the following 8 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge 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 Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native

Chromolaena odorata has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Chromolaena odorata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Chromolaena odorata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Chromolaena odorata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley