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Cenchrus tribuloides L.
Sanddune sandbur

Cenchrus tribuloides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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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Cenchrus tribuloides has been found in the following 14 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native

Cenchrus tribuloides has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Cenchrus tribuloides has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

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Cenchrus tribuloides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton