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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Parietaria floridana Nutt.
Florida pellitory

Parietaria floridana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Urticaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the northern Bahamas; naturalized elsewhere.


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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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks in the upper Keys.  Although weedy, we consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

Other data on Parietaria floridana available from :

Parietaria floridana has been reported from the following 7 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 Possibly Extirpated Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native

Parietaria floridana has been reported for the following 7 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock

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Parietaria floridana
Copyright by: Shirley Denton