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Iva microcephala Nuttall. Small-headed Marsh-elder. Phen: Sep-Oct. Hab: Wet pine flatwoods, flatwood ponds, clay-based Carolina bays, Florida wet prairies, marshes. Dist: Sc. NC south to s. FL, west to se. AL.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: A seed-banking annual, locally abundant some years and absent in others, depending on the variable hydrologic conditions of Carolina bays and other seasonally flooded wetlands.

Synonymy: = Fl7, FNA21, GW2, K3, K4, RAB, S, SE1, WH3, Jackson (1960)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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