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

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.

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
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Other data on Axonopus compressus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
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
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
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