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Leersia hexandra Sw.
Southern cutgrass

Leersia hexandra
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

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: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Leersia hexandra available from :

Leersia hexandra has been found in the following 25 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Leersia hexandra has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Leersia hexandra has been found in the following 7 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Blackwater Stream
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
River Floodplain Lake
Swale
Wet Prairie

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Leersia hexandra
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Leersia hexandra
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Leersia hexandra
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Leersia hexandra
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Leersia hexandra
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Kunth, K.S., Distribution méthodique de la famille des Graminées, Plates, t. 1 (1835)