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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Panicum tenerum Bey. ex Trin.
Bluejoint panicum

Panicum tenerum
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and Martin Counties, Florida website.

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America. Classified as an obligate wetland plant by the State of Florida (DEP) and the National Wetland Inventory (FWS).

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. We consider this native and extant only on Big Pine Key in the lower Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Panicum tenerum has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Panicum tenerum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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

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

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

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