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Scirpus species

Common Name(s): Online image request form There are several native aquatic bulrushes in Florida, often found growing in large colonies in water. Bulrush seeds are eaten by many kinds of birds. Bulrushes are often seen as tall, leafless stems growing in profusion, however there are several small and leafy bulrushes in Florida. Bulrushes are eaten […]

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Scirpus cyperinus

Common Name(s): Online image request form This large native sedge may first be noticed as a colony of 6 ft. tall, somewhat widely spaced Scirpus-like stems, each stem topped by a large, shaggy brownish inflorescence hanging and drooping, several inches long. Scirpus cyperinus is occasionally found growing in marshes, swamps, and pond margins from the […]

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Schoenus nigricans

Common Name(s): Online image request form Schoenus nigricans is occasionally found growing in marshes, calcareous bogs, and wet flatwoods from the northern counties south to the central peninsula, and Escambia County (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms from spring to summer. It occurs almost always (estimated probability 99%) under natural conditions in wetlands. Black sedge might first […]

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Schoenoplectus californicus

Common Name(s): Online image request form This sedge looks very much like another tall native sedge, Scirpus validus, soft-stem bulrush. Scirpus californicus is occasionally found growing in ponds, marshes and streams from the northern counties south to the central peninsula (Wunderlin, 2003). It blooms from spring to summer and occurs almost always under natural conditions […]

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Polypogon monspeliensis

Common Name(s): Online image request form Introduced from Europe, this plant is widely naturalized in the western hemisphere. It is occasional in northern Florida and may be encountered in disturbed sites, moist ditches and margins from the peninsula to the central and western panhandle (Wunderlin, 2003). Rabbit-foot grass is a heavy seed-producer; its seeds are […]

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Pennisetum polystachion

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 Yes Yes No UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas CATEGORY II on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s (FLEPPC) 2017 List of Invasive […]

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Paspalum vaginatum

Common Name(s): Online image request form You may recognize this species by its forked pairs of spikelet branches at the tips of relatively tall stems, growing in dense colonies on beaches, salt marsh margins, and brackish, disturbed sites nearly throughout Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). It is eaten by geese, manatees and other wildlife. Its almost identical […]

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Paspalum urvillei

Common Name(s): Online image request form This medium-large grass is commonly found growing in moist, open, disturbed sites nearly throughout the state. It is native to South America and blooms from the spring to fall (Wunderlin, 2003). Vasey grass is a NON-NATIVE grass. stems tufted, to 7 ft. tall; leaf blades long and narrow, to […]

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Paspalum distichum

Common Name(s): Online image request form Knot grass grows in moist to wet areas; wet shores of ponds and streams, and wet prairies. It may also grow along roadsides, in irrigation ditches and canals. It is found throughout Florida and flowers from spring to late fall. Knot grass is a low, running perennial, with extensively […]

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Panicum scabriusculum

Common Name(s): Online image request form This panic grass is rarley found growing in moist hammocks, flatwoods, pond margins and ditches in Duval and Washington counties and the central peninsula. It blooms from spring to fall (Wunderlin, 2003) and can be recognized by the light green bands at each stem node. Wooly panicum is a […]

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