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Setaria macrosperma (Scribn. & Merr.) K. Schum.
Coastal foxtail, Coral bristlegrass

Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Crandon Park
Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2012

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and and the Bahamas; also collected in Mexico.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Setaria macrosperma available from :

Setaria macrosperma has been found in the following 34 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park 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
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County 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
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge 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
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native

Setaria macrosperma has been found in the following 8 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Setaria macrosperma has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Coastal Strand
Maritime Hammock
Rockland Hammock
Shell Mound

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Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Crandon Park
Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2012
Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach
and Martin Counties, Florida website.