Endemic to South Florida in Miami-Dade County.
Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida
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United States Federal Status:
State of Florida Status:
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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status:
SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence:
SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status:
South Florida History and Distribution:
This is a prostrate, herbaceous perennial herb, with wiry stems that radiate out from a taproot, forming dense mats over exposed limestone and sometimes sand. It is endemic to pine rocklands in southern Miami-Dade County from the Cutler Ridge area north to what is now downtown Miami, but is extirpated north of South Miami. It differs from subsp. adhaerens
in that the leaves and stems are nearly hairless. It differs from subsp. pinetorum
in that the stems are prostrate instead of erect.
Using modern NatureServe criteria, we up-ranked this to Critically Imperiled in South Florida in June, 2018.
SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status:
For a current review of Euphorbia deltoidea
throughout its range, see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Species Profile
. See also Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida
page (Chafin 2000).
Synonyms: Chamaesyce deltoidea