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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Paspalum notatum Flugge
Bahia grass

Paspalum notatum
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

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: Cultivated

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. Widely cultivated and sparingly naturalized.

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Paspalum notatum has been reported from the following 3 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized




Paspalum notatum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Paspalum notatum
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Paspalum notatum
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Paspalum notatum
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr