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Uniola paniculata L.
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Uniola paniculata
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Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba) and eastern Mexico.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

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

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1907 by C.F. Millspaugh for the lower sandy Keys.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for coastal sand dunes throughout the Florida Keys.  We consider this native and extant from the middle Keys to the lower sandy Keys, and as reported for the upper Keys.

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Uniola paniculata has been reported from the following 8 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Reported
Curry Hammock State Park Reported
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated




Uniola paniculata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune


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Uniola paniculata
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Uniola paniculata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley