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Lyngbya species

Common Name(s): Online image request form This hair-like filamentous alga can form large benthic (on the bottom) and surface mats. In some areas, such as the Rainbow River, it is quickly covering and smothering native submersed plants. Lyngbya can be transferred from one system to another via any interaction of fauna (e.g. birds, turtles, alligators, […]

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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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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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Coreopsis species

Common Name(s): Online image request form There are about a dozen species of this colorful flower in Florida, including 1 non-native species and 2 endemic species (only occur in Florida) (Wunderlin, 2003). They grow in all kinds of sites, from dry disturbed places to wet flatwoods and floodplain forests, riverbanks, bogs and ponds. Some bloom […]

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Carex species

Common Name(s): Some species native to Florida *SEE BELOW* Online image request form There are approximately 90 species of Carex in Florida, including those indigenous to Florida and non-native species that were purposely or unintentionally introduced and now reproduce outside of cultivation. They are in the Cyperaceae family, which is large and widely dispersed throughout […]

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Bambusa species

Common Name(s): There are three native bamboos in the U.S. See the Arundinaria gigantea, switch cane, for more information. Other bamboos are non-native. Some have escaped into the wild and are being managed in state parks and elsewhere. Bamboo can spread quickly by underground rhizomes and may suddenly appear many yards away from the main […]

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Asimina species

Common Name(s): Online image request form There are eight native species of pawpaws in Florida (Wunderlin, 2003). They are frequent from sandhills to flatwoods, scrubs to wet hammocks. Pawpaws are generally located in FL and GA, but the parviflora species extends to the rest of the southeastern states, and triloba covers the majority of the […]

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Axonopus species

Common Name(s): Online image request form Carpetgrasses often occur together in flatwoods, even in standing water. Axonopus furcatus, big carpet grass, and Axonopus fissifolius, common carpetgrass, are very similar in appearance. A. furcatus spikelets are smooth; A. fissifolius spikelets have hairs. It is clump forming and spreading; stems flattened, erect to 3 ft. tall; leaf […]

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