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Carex vexans F.J. Herm.
Florida hammock sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Carex vexans available from :

Carex vexans has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Carex vexans has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Carex vexans has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Hydric Hammock