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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Salvia serotina L.
Sage, Littlewoman

Salvia serotina
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Lamiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Peninsular Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Synonyms: Salvia micrantha, Salvia micrantha var. blodgettii, Salvia blodgettii.

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: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands, hammocks and disturbed areas in the lower Keys and lower sandy Keys. Several collections and reports were made from the Dry Tortugas north to Elliott Key, but most populations in the Florida Keys appear to be extirpated.

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Salvia serotina has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Salvia serotina has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland

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Salvia serotina
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer