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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton
Itch grass

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

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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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. Sparingly naturalized on Key Largo.

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Rottboellia cochinchinensis 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
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized




Rottboellia cochinchinensis has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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

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