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Schizachyrium rhizomatum (Swallen) Gould
Rhizomatous bluestem

Schizachyrium rhizomatum
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Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to South Florida.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Taxonomy: some authors place this into synonomy under S. scoparium.

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Rare

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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.

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Schizachyrium rhizomatum has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Terrestris Preserve Present Native




Schizachyrium rhizomatum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Schizachyrium rhizomatum
Copyright by: George D. Gann