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Eleocharis interstincta (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
Knotted spikerush

Eleocharis interstincta
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Eleocharis interstincta has been found in the following 30 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native, Cultivated Only
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Lake Okeechobee Marshes Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Tropical Park Present Native
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Eleocharis interstincta has been found in the following 10 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Eleocharis interstincta has been found in the following 6 habitats :
Basin Marsh
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Depression Marsh
Disturbed Wetland
River Floodplain Lake

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Eleocharis interstincta
Copyright by: Susan Trammell