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Corchorus hirsutus L.
Jackswitch, Woolly Corchorus, Cadillo

Corchorus hirsutus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: This was first recorded in Florida in 2000 by then IRC biologist Steve Woodmansee. See the herbarium specimens on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants website.

Other data on Corchorus hirsutus available from :

Corchorus hirsutus has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

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Corchorus hirsutus
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer