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Scleria lacustris C. Wright
Wright’s nutrush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: West Indies, Central America and South America; naturalized in peninsular Florida.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

FLEPPC Status: Category II Invasive

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, visit the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Other data on Scleria lacustris available from :

Scleria lacustris has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Scleria lacustris has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Scleria lacustris has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Disturbed Wetland