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Zizaniopsis miliacea (Michx.) Doell. & Aschers.
Southern wild-rice, Giant cut-grass

Zizaniopsis miliacea
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central United States.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Zizaniopsis miliacea has been found in the following 10 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
LaBelle Nature Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native

Zizaniopsis miliacea has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Zizaniopsis miliacea has been found in the following habitat :
Strand Swamp

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Zizaniopsis miliacea
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Zizaniopsis miliacea
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Zizaniopsis miliacea
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Zizaniopsis miliacea
Copyright by: Susan Trammell