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Cyperus erythrorhizos Muhl.
Redroot flatsedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Broadly distributed in North America south to Mexico and introduced in the Old World

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Omitted in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002), but collected in 1997 in Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Lee County, and recorded in 2001 for Estero Bay State Park.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Cyperus erythrorhizos available from :

Cyperus erythrorhizos has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native

Cyperus erythrorhizos has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Native