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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Sorghastrum secundum (Elliott) Nash
Lopsided Indian grass

Sorghastrum secundum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the Bahamas.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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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: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for pinelands in the lower Keys.  We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.

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




Sorghastrum secundum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Pine Rockland


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Sorghastrum secundum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Sorghastrum secundum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Sorghastrum secundum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Sorghastrum secundum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley