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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack.
Centipede grass

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

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: 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. Sparingly naturalized from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Eremochloa ophiuroides has been reported from the following 7 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Little Hamaca Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




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


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

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

Eremochloa ophiuroides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Eremochloa ophiuroides
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley