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Lipocarpha maculata (Michx.) Torr.
American halfchaff sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Cuba) and Central America.

Map of Florida Locations

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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Lipocarpha maculata has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Doubtfully Present
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Lipocarpha maculata has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Lee County Native

Lipocarpha maculata has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland