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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cyperus iria L.
Ricefield flatsedge

Cyperus iria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 14, fig. 1,2 (1909) [C. Fitch]

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This is just beginning to naturalize in the Florida Keys.

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Cyperus iria has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Wetland


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Cyperus iria
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Clarke, C.B., Illustrations of Cyperaceae, t. 14, fig. 1,2 (1909) [C. Fitch]