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Eragrostis spectabilis (Pursh) Steud.
Purple love grass

Eragrostis spectabilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: North America and Mexico.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Eragrostis spectabilis has been found in the following 15 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Coral Reef Park Recorded as Present in Error
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Doubtfully Present
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Recorded as Present in Error
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Doubtfully Present
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native

Eragrostis spectabilis has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Eragrostis spectabilis has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland

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Eragrostis spectabilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Eragrostis spectabilis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Eragrostis spectabilis
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Eragrostis spectabilis
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.