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Eleocharis albida Torr.
White spikerush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Bermuda, Southeastern United States and northern Mexico.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Eleocharis albida has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Assumed to be Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Prairie/Shell Creek -SWFWMD property Present Native

Eleocharis albida has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Martin County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Eleocharis albida has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh