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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Eragrostis ciliaris (L.) R. Br.
Gophertail love grass

Eragrostis ciliaris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Map of South Florida Locations

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 Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and disturbed areas from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  Widely naturalized throughout the Florida Keys.

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Eragrostis ciliaris has been reported from the following 16 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
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
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




Eragrostis ciliaris has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Eragrostis ciliaris
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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

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

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

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