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Rhynchospora nitens

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes / transcript below) Online image request form Rhynchospora nitens is frequently found growing in wet flatwoods, pond margins and ditches nearly throughout Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms from summer to fall. Video Transcript Bald-rush is most often found in wet sands of flatwoods, ditches, coastal swales and marshes, […]

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Nitella species

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes / transcript below) Online image request form Video Transcript Nitella is a structurally complex macroalgae. It resembles muskgrass, Chara. There are more than thirty species of Nitella in the U.S.; about ten grow in Florida. They grow in shallow ponds and streams from Lee County northward. Nitella has […]

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Juncus roemerianus

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes) Online image request form This salt-loving “leafless” rush can cover large areas in coastal salt and brackish tidal marshes, and is easily recognizable by its characteristic grayish-green to blackish hues. Its “stem tips” are very sharp pointed and stout. “Stems” in this species are actually leaves that are […]

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Cladium jamaicense

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes / transcript below) Online image request form Video Transcript Saw-grass – Cladium jamaicenseThe aptly named saw-grass is a large sedge, known as the dominant plant of the Everglades. It grows in fresh and brackish-water swamps and marshes, and along lake shores throughout Florida. It also can grow well […]

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Chara species

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes / transcript below) Online image request form Video Transcript Muskgrass – Chara speciesBecause of its size and complex structure, muskgrass may look like a higher plant, one that would produce flowers and seeds. However, muskgrass actually is a genus of alga, more properly, a multi-cellular macro-alga. There are […]

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Fimbristylis species

Common Name(s): Online image request form Fringe-rushes might be encountered as single plants or as significant colonies growing on road-sides or in flatwoods. There are about a dozen species in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). They look like small clumps of grass except for their distinctive inflorescences. Their spikelets do not have bristles. They are eaten by […]

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Zizania aquatica

Common Name(s): Video ID segment (2-3 minutes) Online image request form This native grass has a very large, erect, branched inflorescence which produces edible grains. Zizania aquatica is occasionally found growing in streams and spring runs from the northern counties south to the central peninsula of Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms in the fall and […]

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Casuarina species

Common Name(s): Origin: Australia, south Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia 1Introduction to Florida:Casuarina equisetifolia 1887 (ornamental) | Casuarina glauca 1890 (ornamental, agriculture) | Casuarina cunninghamiana pre-1924 (ornamental, agriculture) 2 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 […]

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