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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Juncus repens Michx.
Lesser creeping rush

Juncus repens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Juncaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, Cuba and southern Mexico.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: A Doubtfull Record

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 by Reimus & Robertson (1997) as collected once at Dry Tortugas National Park in 1961, but extensive searches in herbaria have failed to yield any specimens.

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Juncus repens has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dry Tortugas National Park A Doubtfull Record






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Juncus repens
Copyright by: Shirley Denton