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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Schizachyrium sericatum (Swallen) Gould
Silky bluestem

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Endemic to the Monroe County Keys.

NatureServe Global Status: Critically Imperiled

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: Critically Imperiled

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as critically imperiled in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 207-208) based one occurrence on a roadside on Ramrod Key in Monroe County. This population is still present and an ex-situ collection has been established at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden (Woodmansee 2022).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This is known from one small station on Ramrod Key in the lower Keys. For more information, see IRC's species account.

Other data on Schizachyrium sericatum available from :

Schizachyrium sericatum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland