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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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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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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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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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Eleocharis species

Common Name(s): Online image request form There are about 150 species of spikerushes worldwide, many aquatic, with about 2 dozen species native to Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). They may be encountered as floating tangled mats or dense clumps in the mud or as rooted green spikes emersed from a few feet of water, covering many acres. […]

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Eleocharis geniculata

Common Name(s): Online image request form This spikerush is bigger than some forms of E. baldwinii, but smaller than other spikerushes; similar to E. flavescens. It is commonly found growing in single clumps in fresh water and brackish marshes nearly throughout Florida. This species is one of 30 Eleocharis in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). Annual spikerush […]

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Cyperus species

Common Name(s): Online image request form Worldwide there are some 900 species of Cyperus, wetland and terrestrial. Very complex inflorescences make them difficult to identify casually; spikelets and nutlets are essential for their species identification. Some are grown for food, fibers and perfume; some are considered to be among the “worst weeds in the world”, […]

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Cyperus prolifer

Common Name(s): Origin: Africa1 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 II on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s (FLEPPC) 2015 List of Invasive Plant Species UF-IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants […]

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