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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Setaria macrosperma (Scribn. & Merr.) K. Schum.
Coastal foxtail, Coral bristlegrass

Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Crandon Park
Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2012

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and and the Bahamas; also collected in Mexico.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of South Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Rare

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and sand dunes in the upper Keys, but under his definition the upper Keys ran south and west to West Summerland Key. Reported for the lower sandy Keys by John H. Davis in 1942. We consider this native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.

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Setaria macrosperma has been reported from the following 14 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native




Setaria macrosperma has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Coastal Berm
Rockland Hammock


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Setaria macrosperma
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, Crandon Park
Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2012

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

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

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