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Pectis prostrata Cav.
Spreading cinchweed

Pectis prostrata
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Everglades National Park, Florida

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and northern South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida


SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Pectis prostrata available from :

Pectis prostrata has been found in the following 55 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. Doug Barnes Park Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Coral Reef Park Possibly Extirpated Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native
Danforth Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Florida City Pineland Assumed to be Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Assumed to be Present Doubtfully Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Ridge Sanctuary Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Rock Pit 39 Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Ron Ehmann Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Native
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Pectis prostrata has been found in the following 10 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Pectis prostrata has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland

All Images:

Pectis prostrata
Copyright by: Jimi Sadle, 2014
Everglades National Park, Florida
Pectis prostrata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Pectis prostrata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton