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Axonopus fissifolius (Raddi) Kuhlm.
Common carpetgrass

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Axonopus fissifolius
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Other data on Axonopus fissifolius available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Axonopus fissifolius has been found in the following 24 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Muscara Recorded as Present in Error
Pal-Mar Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native


Axonopus fissifolius has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native


Axonopus fissifolius has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods


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Axonopus fissifolius
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr