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*Lygodium microphyllum (Cavanilles) R. Brown. Old World Climbing Fern, Small-leaf Climbing Fern. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Swamps, hammocks, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of se. Asia. This plant is a noxious weed in the FL peninsula, where it is documented as far north as Pasco, Marion, Lake, and Volusia counties. Reported for Baldwin County, AL (H. Horne, pers. comm., 2023).

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = Fl1, FNA2, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Lin et al (2013)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lygodium microphyllum, Highway 66, Hardee County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lygodium microphyllum, Highway 66, Hardee County, Florida 3 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lygodium microphyllum, DuPuis Wildlife and Environmental Area, South Florida Water Management District, Martin County, Florida 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Lygodium microphyllum, Highway 66, Hardee County, Florida 4 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷

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