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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Bothriochloa pertusa (L.) A. Camus
Pitted bluestem, Pitted beardgrass

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

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Old World; widely naturalized elsewhere.

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For close-up images of the spikelets, click on the USDA PLANTS or Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Widely naturalized throughout the Florida Keys, but limited in distribution to disturbed areas.

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Bothriochloa pertusa has been reported from the following 14 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Curry Hammock State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized




Bothriochloa pertusa has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Bothriochloa pertusa
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and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Bothriochloa pertusa
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and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Bothriochloa pertusa
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Bothriochloa pertusa
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr