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Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A. Clark
Eggleaf witchgrass

Dichanthelium ovale
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and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Dichanthelium ovale has been found in the following 41 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Coral Pines Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
George N. Avery Pineland Present Native
Goulds Pineland Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Assumed to be Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rolling Oaks Park Present Native
Ron Ehman Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Tradewinds Park & Stables Present Native
Trinity Pineland Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Dichanthelium ovale has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Dichanthelium ovale has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Wet Flatwoods

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