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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Eragrostis prolifera (Sw.) Steud.
Dominican love grass

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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. Reported in 1962 and 1977 for Dry Tortugas National Park (Reimus & Robertson, 1997). Reported in 1971 by Robert W. Long & Olga Lakela for Plantation Key as "the only known site in North America." Vouchered in 1973 by George N. Avery on Long Key (1479, FTG). Sparingly naturalized.

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Eragrostis prolifera has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized




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