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Froelichia floridana (Nuttall) Moquin-Tandon var. floridana . Florida Cottonweed, Common Cottonweed. Phen: Jun-Oct. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy fields, sandy roadsides. Dist: S. NC south to n. FL, and west to LA, north in the interior to w. TN; disjunct (probably introduced) in DE, e. MD, s. NJ, and NY (Long Island).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Froelichia floridana var. campestris Small is more midwestern, ranging from OH, IN, WI, and SD south to KY, AR, and TX; it is sometimes treated at species or variety rank, or lumped into F. floridana, as by McCauley (2004). Additionally, see Froelichia floridana var. pallescens.

Synonymy: = Robertson (1981); < Froelichia floridana (Nutt.) Moq. – FNA4, NcTx, NY, RAB, S, S13, Tat, WH3, McCauley & Ballard (2007a), McCauley & Ballard (2007b), McCauley (2004); < Froelichia floridana (Nutt.) Moq. var. floridana – C, F, G, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Tx

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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