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Scleria hirtella Sw.
Riverswamp nutrush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

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

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Scleria hirtella available from :

Scleria hirtella has been found in the following 9 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Pal-Mar Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Royal Palm Beach Pines Natural Area Present Native
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve Present Native

Scleria hirtella has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Scleria hirtella has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Mesic Flatwoods
Wet Flatwoods