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Scleria lacustris C. Wright
Wright’s nutrush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: West Indies, Central America and South America; naturalized in peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Scleria lacustris has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized

Scleria lacustris has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland