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Paspalum vaginatum Sw.
Seashore paspalum

Paspalum vaginatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida, USA
2 Oct 2015, Enlarge

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Paspalum vaginatum has been found in the following 62 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Doubtfully Present
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
South Beach Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Tigertail Beach County Park Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Paspalum vaginatum has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Recorded as Present in Error
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County

Paspalum vaginatum has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Tidal Marsh

All Images:

Paspalum vaginatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida, USA
2 Oct 2015, Enlarge
Paspalum vaginatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann
In habitat, Delray Beach Municipal Beach, Florida, USA
2 Oct 2015, Enlarge
Paspalum vaginatum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley