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Scleria ciliata Michx. var. ciliata
Fringed nutrush

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

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Scleria ciliata var. ciliata available from :

Scleria ciliata var. ciliata has been found in the following 45 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Black Creek Forest Present Native
Coral Reef Park Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Luis Martinez United States Army Reserve Station, Richmond Pine Rocklands Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Ned Glenn Nature Preserve Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Addition Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Pine Shore Preserve Present Native
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Assumed to be Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Native
Tamiami Pineland Complex Addition Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native
Zoo Miami Present Native

Scleria ciliata var. ciliata has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Miami-Dade County Native

Scleria ciliata var. ciliata has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland
Scrubby Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods

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