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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Baccharis angustifolia Michx.
Narrowleaved groundsel, Saltwater Falsewillow

Baccharis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the Bahamas.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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. Reported in 1953 for Big Pine Key in the lower Keys (Dickson et al., 1953) and in 1957 for Key Largo in the upper Keys (Craighead, 1957). We consider this native and extant in the upper Keys (Key Largo) and the lower Keys.

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Baccharis angustifolia has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Baccharis angustifolia has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland
Salt Marsh

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Baccharis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Baccharis angustifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton