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Panicum repens L.
Torpedo grass

Panicum repens
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2014
Palm Beach County, Florida

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South America; an invasive weed elsewhere.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For more information and images, visit Florida Invasive Plant Species Mobile Field Guide (FLIP) or click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

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.

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Panicum repens has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Panicum repens has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland


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Panicum repens
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2014
Palm Beach County, Florida

Panicum repens
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2014
Palm Beach County, Florida

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Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2014
Palm Beach County, Florida. Expand

Panicum repens
Copyright by: Keith J. Buttry, 2014
Naturalized in Palm Beach County, Florida. Expand