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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Indigofera spicata Forsk.
Creeping indigo, Trailing indigo

Indigofera spicata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Africa; an introduced weed elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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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. Occasionally naturalized.

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Indigofera spicata has been reported from the following 9 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
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge 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
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Indigofera spicata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Indigofera spicata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Indigofera spicata
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Indigofera spicata
Copyright by: George D. Gann, 2012
A weed in Palm Beach County, Florida

Indigofera spicata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton