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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Ammannia coccinea Rottb.
Scarlet ammannia, Valley redstem

Ammannia coccinea

Family: Lythraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old Wold.


Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Altas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Possibly Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Collected in 1986 and 1988 at Long Key State Park by Alan Herndon (1409, FTG; 2021, FTG). There are no recent collections (e.g., FTG, USF) or reports for the Florida Keys.

Other data on Ammannia coccinea available from :

Ammannia coccinea has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Long Key State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Ammannia coccinea has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland

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Ammannia coccinea