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Tridens flavus (L.) A.S. Hitchc. var. flavus
Tall redtop, Purpletop tridens

Tridens flavus
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Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern and central North America.

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 Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

Other data on Tridens flavus var. flavus available from :

Tridens flavus var. flavus has been found in the following 4 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native

Tridens flavus var. flavus has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Collier County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Tridens flavus var. flavus has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Floodplain Forest
Mesic Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Tridens flavus
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Tridens flavus
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Tridens flavus
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida website.
Tridens flavus
Copyright by: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida website.