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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Iva frutescens L.
Saltmarsh-elder, Bigleaf sumpweed

Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southeastern United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution:

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Iva frutescens has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Recorded as Present in Error




Iva frutescens has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Tidal Marsh


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Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Iva frutescens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton