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Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.
Tropical carpetgrass, Broadleaf carpetgrass

Axonopus compressus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America; widely naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Axonopus compressus has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native

Axonopus compressus has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native

Axonopus compressus has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Dry Prairie
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Axonopus compressus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr