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Blackwater Stream

There are 54 taxa reported for the Blackwater Stream habitat.

A short description of the Blackwater Stream community from The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is “perennial or intermittent/seasonal watercourse characterized by tea-colored water with a high content of particulate and dissolved organic matter derived from drainage through swamps and marshes; statewide except Keys; generally lacking an alluvial floodplain.” A full description can be found in FNAI's 2010 Guide to the Natural Communities of Florida.
Scientific Name: Common Name: South Florida Native Status:
Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligatorweed Not Native, Naturalized
Blechnum serrulatum Swamp fern, Toothed midsorus fern Native
Boehmeria cylindrica False nettle, Bog hemp, Button-hemp Native
Callitriche peploides Matted waterstarwort Native
Campyloneurum phyllitidis Long strap fern Native
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush Native
Colocasia esculenta Wild taro, Dasheen, Coco-yam Not Native, Naturalized
Egeria densa Brazilian waterweed Not Native, Naturalized
Eichhornia crassipes Common water-hyacinth Not Native, Naturalized
Eleocharis baldwinii Baldwin’s spikerush, roadgrass Native
Eleocharis montevidensis Sand spikerush Native
Funastrum clausum Whitevine, White twinevine Native
Hydrilla verticillata Water-thyme Not Native, Naturalized
Leersia hexandra Southern cutgrass Native
Limnophila sessiliflora Asian marshweed Not Native, Naturalized
Lobelia homophylla Pineland lobelia Native
Ludwigia curtissii Curtiss's primrosewillow Native
Ludwigia octovalvis Mexican primrosewillow Native
Ludwigia repens Creeping primrosewillow Native
Micranthemum umbrosum Shade mudflower Native
Najas wrightiana Wright’s waternymph Native
Nymphaea mexicana Yellow waterlily Native
Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora Swamp black-gum Native
Orontium aquaticum Goldenclub, Neverwet Native
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum Cinnamon fern Native
Panicum repens Torpedo grass Not Native, Naturalized
Peltandra virginica Green arum, Green arrow arum Native
Persea palustris Swamp bay Native
Phlebodium aureum Golden polypody Native
Phragmites australis Common reed Native
Pistia stratiotes Water-lettuce Native
Polygonum hydropiperoides Mild water-pepper, Swamp smartweed Native
Polygonum punctatum Dotted smartweed Native
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed Native
Potamogeton illinoensis Illinois pondweed Native
Potamogeton pusillus Small pondweed Native
Proserpinaca palustris Mermaid weed, Marsh mermaidweed Native
Proserpinaca pectinata Mermaid weed, Combleaf mermaidweed Native
Rhizophora mangle Red mangrove Native
Rhynchospora miliacea Millet beaksedge Native
Rorippa floridana Coastal watercress, Florida watercress Native
Rorippa palustris Marsh-cress, Bog yellowcress Native
Rorippa teres Southern marsh yellowcress Native
Rumex verticillatus Swamp dock Native
Sabal palmetto Cabbage palm Native
Sagittaria lancifolia Bulltongue arrowhead, lance-leaved arrowhead Native
Salix caroliniana Coastal Plain willow Native
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Elderberry, American elder Native
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s tail Native
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Softstem bulrush Native
Thalia geniculata Alligatorflag, Fireflag Native
Thelypteris serrata Toothed lattice-vein fern Native
Typha domingensis Southern cat-tail Native
Vallisneria americana Tape-grass, American eel-grass Native