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Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) L.
Eastern gamagrass, Fakahatchee grass

Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Tripsacum dactyloides available from :

Tripsacum dactyloides has been found in the following 42 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Arch Creek Addition Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Koreshan State Historic Site 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
Pal-Mar Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tall Cypress Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

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

Tripsacum dactyloides has been found in the following 7 habitats :
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland
Floodplain Forest
Hydric Hammock
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock

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Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Tripsacum dactyloides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley