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Chloris barbata Sw.
Swollen fingergrass

Chloris barbata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: The West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old WOrld. Naturalized in the continental United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Chloris barbata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error

Chloris barbata has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Chloris barbata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Chloris barbata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr