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Melanthera angustifolia A. Rich
Prairie blackanthers

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, southern Mexico, and Central America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida


SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Melanthera angustifolia available from :

Melanthera angustifolia has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native

Melanthera angustifolia has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Melanthera angustifolia has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Marl Prairie
Pine Rockland