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Eleocharis baldwinii (Torr.) Chapm.
Baldwin’s spikerush, roadgrass

Eleocharis baldwinii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern 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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Eleocharis baldwinii has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Doubtfully Present
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Reported
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Eleocharis baldwinii has been found in the following 10 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Eleocharis baldwinii has been found in the following 7 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Blackwater Stream
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
Floodplain Marsh
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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Eleocharis baldwinii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Eleocharis baldwinii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Eleocharis baldwinii
Copyright by: Shirley Denton