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Schoenoplectus americanus (Pers.) Volkart ex Schinz & R. Keller
American bulrush

Family: Cyperaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America and the Greater Antilles.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as possibly extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 170-171) based on three collections between 1954 and 1977 from Sanibel Island in Lee County and Martin County near Lake Okeechobee. No new records are known, but we retain as possibly extirpated as plants of this could be misidentified as Schoenoplectus pungens.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Synonyms: Scirpus americanus.

Other data on Schoenoplectus americanus available from :

Schoenoplectus americanus has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Reported

Schoenoplectus americanus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Martin County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated

Schoenoplectus americanus has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland