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Corchorus hirtus L.
Red jute

Corchorus hirtus

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southern United States (Florida, Alabama, Texas, Arizona), the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image, vist the Plants of the Eastern Caribbean website.

Other data on Corchorus hirtus available from :

Corchorus hirtus has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native

Corchorus hirtus has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Corchorus hirtus has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Corchorus hirtus