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Ernodea littoralis Swartz. Beach-creeper, Coughbush, Golden Creeper. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Beach dunes, coastal grasslands, coastal strands, disturbed uplands, pine rocklands. Dist: S. FL; Bahamas; West Indies; Mexico (CAM, ROO, VER, YUC), Central America, and n. South America (Colombia).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Fl5, K3, K4, Meso4.2, Mex, S, WH3, Negrón-Ortiz & Hickey (1996b), Rogers (2005); > Ernodea littoralis Sw. var. angusta – Bah; > Ernodea littoralis Sw. var. littoralis – Bah

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Ernodea littoralis, Big Pine Key, National Key Deer Refuge, Monroe County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source
image of plant© Aidan Campos source


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