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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Cyperus rotundus L.
Nut-grass

Cyperus rotundus
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sibthrop, J., Smith, J.E., Flora Graeca, vol. 1: p. 31, t. 44 (1806)

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eurasia; naturalized elsewhere.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized.

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Cyperus rotundus has been reported from the following 6 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized




Cyperus rotundus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Cyperus rotundus
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Sibthrop, J., Smith, J.E., Flora Graeca, vol. 1: p. 31, t. 44 (1806)

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