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Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash
Little bluestem

Schizachyrium scoparium
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America including northern Mexico.

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: Cultivated

Comments: Taxonomy: some authors place S. rhizomatum into synonomy here.

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Schizachyrium scoparium has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Recorded as Present in Error
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native

Schizachyrium scoparium has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Recorded as Present in Error
Palm Beach County Native

Schizachyrium scoparium has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods

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Schizachyrium scoparium
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Schizachyrium scoparium
Copyright by: Shirley Denton