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Dry Prairie

There are 32 taxa reported for the Dry Prairie habitat.

A short description of the Dry Prairie community from The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) is “flatland with sand soils over an organic or clay hardpan; mesic-xeric; central peninsula; annual or frequent fire (1-2 years); treeless with a low cover of shrubs and herbs; wiregrass, dwarf live oak, stunted saw palmetto, bottlebrush threeawn, broomsedge bluestem.” 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:
Anagallis minima Chaffweed Native
Aristida stricta Southern wiregrass Native
Axonopus compressus Tropical carpetgrass, Broadleaf carpetgrass Native
Axonopus furcatus Big carpetgrass Native
Bidens alba var. radiata Spanish-needles Native
Cassytha filiformis Lovevine, Devil’s gut Native
Commelina erecta Whitemouth dayflower Native
Dichanthelium aciculare Needleleaf witchgrass Native
Eragrostis elliottii Elliott’s love grass Native
Hypericum edisonianum Ardadian St. John's-wort Native
Lachnanthes caroliana Bloodroot, Carolina redroot Native
Muhlenbergia capillaris Muhlygrass, Hairawn muhly Native
Myrica cerifera Wax myrtle, Southern Bayberry Native
Pinus elliottii var. densa South Florida slash pine Native
Pityopsis graminifolia Narrowleaf silkgrass Native
Polygala polygama Racemed milkwort Native
Polygala violacea Candyweed, Showy milkwort Native
Pterocaulon pycnostachyum Blackroot Native
Quercus minima Dwarf live oak Native
Quercus virginiana Virginia live oak Native
Rhexia nashii Maid marian Native
Rhus copallinum Winged sumac Native
Rhynchospora fernaldii Fernald’s beaksedge Native
Sabal palmetto Cabbage palm Native
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian-pepper Not Native, Naturalized
Serenoa repens Saw palmetto Native
Smilax auriculata Earleaf greenbrier Native
Sorghastrum secundum Lopsided Indiangrass Native
Toxicodendron radicans Eastern poison-ivy Native
Vaccinium myrsinites Shiny blueberry Native
Vitis rotundifolia Muscadine, Muscadine grape Native
Ximenia americana Hog-plum, Tallowwood Native