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Firespike

Odontonema cuspidatum

Description:

A large bush of firespike at a public garden in Cocoa Beach. O. cuspidatum is a shrub commonly planted as an ornamental for its attractive red tubular flowers however O. cuspidatum represents a serious problem due to its ability to invade the understory of native forests.

Habitat:

Endemic to Mexico, but has been introduced to Florida, Central America, South America, the West Indies, and several Pacific Islands

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Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States

Spotted on Oct 8, 2020
Submitted on Oct 8, 2020

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