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Heteropogon melanocarpus (Elliott) Elliott ex Benth.
Sweet tanglehead

Heteropogon melanocarpus
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Heteropogon melanocarpus available from :

Heteropogon melanocarpus has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Gopher Tortoise Preserve Doubtfully Present

Heteropogon melanocarpus has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Heteropogon melanocarpus has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Heteropogon melanocarpus
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Heteropogon melanocarpus
Copyright by: George D. Gann