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Pteris tripartita

Common Name(s): Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List No No No UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas Giant brake fern (Pteris tripartita) is a large fern native to tropical Asia. This […]

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Paspalidium geminatum

Common Name(s): Online image request form The common native, Egyptian paspalidium, might first be encountered as long leaves on tufts of thick stems bent at the base, leaning over swamps, ponds, and wet, disturbed sites along the peninsula and Dixie county (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms all year. Egyptian paspalidium is a grass. stem tufted, leaning […]

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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Common Name(s): Origin: Tropical Asia1 Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List No Yes No CATEGORY I on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s (FLEPPC) 2015 List of Invasive Plant Species UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native […]

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Lipocarpha maculata

Common Name(s): Online image request form This small, tufted plant is occasionally found growing in wet ditches, flatwoods, and pond and swamp margins nearly throughout Florida. It blooms from spring to fall (Wunderlin, 2003). Its egg-shaped spikelets have 2 conspicuous leaf-like bracts. There are three Lipocarpha species that occur in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). In the […]

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Luziola subintegra

Common Name(s): Online image request form This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List No No No CATEGORY I on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s (FLEPPC) 2015 List of Invasive Plant Species UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s […]

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Leersia hexandra

Common Name(s): Online image request form Cut grass leaf margins are sharp, and will cut skin. Southern cut grass is the most common Leersia in Florida and might first be encountered as floating mats in water, or along shorelines. It is a favorite food of many water birds. There are five Leersia species located in […]

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Juncus species

Common Name(s): Online image request form These are the true rushes with more than 20 wetland species in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). They first may be noticed as clumps of stems growing in crowded stands, 2-5 ft. tall. They grow in saline and freshwater wetlands throughout Florida. Some species have no leaf blades, others have narrow […]

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Juncus megacephalus

Common Name(s): Online image request form Large-headed rush first might be encountered as a stand growing along a wet ditch, or in open water. It can be confused with other large-headed Juncus species, of which there are 21 in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). In the US, large-headed rush occurs in the south and extends west to […]

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Najas wrightiana

Common Name(s): Online image request form Najas wrightiana is a submersed aquatic herb growing in slow moving streams and ponds. It occurs in sub-tropical and tropical regions of the Americas, and is found in the Big Cypress Swamp in south Florida. Plants are bushy with slender and branched stems; leaves are linear with coarse teeth, […]

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Eriocaulon species

Common Name(s): Online image request form Pipeworts are common and easily confused with bog button (Lachnocaulon) and hatpins (Syngonanthus). They all grow small whitish globes on the tops of stems. The pipeworts require wet conditions. There are six species of Eriocaulon in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Pipeworts are distributed through much of the U.S. and Canada […]

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