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Eragrostis elliottii S. Watson
Elliott's love grass

Eragrostis elliottii
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: North America, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Apparently Secure

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys.  Although somewhat weedy, we consider this native and extant from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.

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Eragrostis elliottii has been reported from the following 14 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native




Eragrostis elliottii has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Eragrostis elliottii
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Eragrostis elliottii
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

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

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

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