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Eleocharis montevidensis Kunth
Sand spikerush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern United States, Mexico and South America.

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 montevidensis has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Eleocharis montevidensis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Blackwater Stream
Disturbed Wetland