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*Melochia corchorifolia Linnaeus. Chocolate-weed. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Sandy fields, especially in low, wet places. Dist: Native of the Old World tropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl4, FNA6, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NY, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, Z, Brizicky (1966); = n/a – C; = Riedlea corchorifolia (L.) DC. – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

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