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Indigofera caroliniana Mill.
Carolina indigo

Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Collected once in Miami-Dade County in 1964 (Lakela 27256 USF) at "Palm hammock and pineland adjacent to Deering property" in the vicinity of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; also reported once for Matheson Hammock Park (McMahon s.d.) and the Richmond Pine Rocklands (Robinson & McMahon 1999), but these reports were never verified by others. For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Indigofera caroliniana available from :

Indigofera caroliniana has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Reported
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Indigofera caroliniana has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Indigofera caroliniana has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland