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Dichanthelium ensifolium (Baldwin ex Elliott) Gould var. breve
(Hitchc. & Chase) B.F.Hansen & Wunderlin
Shortleaf cypress witchgrass

Dichanthelium ensifolium
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and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For a specimen image, visit the New York Botanical Garden Virtual Herbarium.

Other data on Dichanthelium ensifolium var. breve available from :

Dichanthelium ensifolium var. breve has been found in the following 11 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native

Dichanthelium ensifolium var. breve has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Dichanthelium ensifolium var. breve has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Scrub
Scrubby Flatwoods

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Dichanthelium ensifolium
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Dichanthelium ensifolium
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Dichanthelium ensifolium
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.