Plant Lists

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Students are responsible for knowing the plants highlighted in yellow.


Grasses / Sedges

# Family Scientific Name Common Name Habitatz Regionz
170 Cyperaceae Rhynchospora colorata White Topped Sedge, Starrush Whitetop Moist flatwoods and prairies, bogs, and ditches Common; nearly throughout
171 Poaceae Andropogon brachystachyus Shortspike Bluestem Wet flatwoods, bogs, and pond margins Common; peninsula west to central panhandle
172 Poaceae Eragrostis elliottii Elliott’s Love Grass Flatwoods, sandhills, prairies, dry hammocks, and disturbed sites Common; nearly throughout
173 Poaceae Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass Flatwoods, sandhills, lake shores, and disturbed sites Frequent; nearly throughout
174 Poaceae Muhlenbergia capillaris Pink Muhlygrass, Muhley grass Flatwoods and Marshes Frequent; nearly throughout, mainly coastal areas
175 Poaceae Sorghastrum secundum Lopsided Indiangrass Flatwoods and sandhills Common; nearly throughout
176 Poaceae Spartina bakeri Sand Cordgrass Brackish to freshwater marshes, flatwoods, prairies, and lake margins Frequent; peninsula west to central panhandle
177 Poaceae Sporobolus junceus Pineywoods Dropseed Flatwoods and sandhills Common; nearly throughout
178 Poaceae Tripsacum dactyloides Fakahatchee Grass River banks, hammocks, swamps, and wet, disturbed sites Frequent; nearly throughout
179 Poaceae Tripsacum floridanum Florida Gamagrass Rocky pinelands Rare; Collier and Miami-Dade Cos., Monroe Co. keys
180 Poaceae Uniola paniculata Sea Oats Coastal dunes and beaches Common; peninsula, central and western panhandle

zHabitat and Region as described by Wunderlin, 2003