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Aquatic Plants of Florida

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Horse Tail-Equisitum hyemale 

Equisitum hyemale

Yes 2,615 1.90 Ln 4

Yes 2,247 3.30 1g

Perennial up to 3 ft., forming dense clumps in wetlands. Grows in sandy soil. Thrives on nitrates from run off. Found throughout Florida in Zones 8+. Stems and roots eaten by wildfowl and other wildlife. Spreads quickly and may become weedy. One variety native to Florida is Equisitum hyemale.

Moist/Wet/Sun Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Dark Green Foliage * Wildfowl/Wildlife Value

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Jointed/Knotted Spikerush -Eleocharis interstincta 

Eleocharis interstincta
CALL M s 0.65 Br
Yes 651 1.30 Ln 4



Perennial up to 3 ft., forming large clumps in wetlands such as marshes, swamps, rivers, and streams. Found throughout Florida in Zones 8+. Stems and roots eaten by wildfowl.

Wet/Flood Tolerance * Zones 8+ * Marshes * Swamps * Streams * Wildfowl Food Source

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Knotgrass (Seashore Paspalum)-Paspalum vaginatum 

Paspalum vaginatum

Yes 4,153 0.85 Ln 2


Yes 523 2.25 1g

Salt tolerant coastal grass that reaches max 2.5 ft. Rhizomatous low mats used for coastal soil stabilization. Recognized by its spiked green grass blades and dense colonies. Habitats include: moist to wet coastal sites such as brackish to freshwater shorelines. Sun and salt tolerant. May adapt to upland coastal elevations with slower growth. Found Zones 7+.

Wet/Flood/Salt/Sun Tolerance * Zones 7+ * Coastal Shorelines * Soil Stabilization * Dense Mats

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Lanceleaf Tickseed-Coreopsis lanceolata 

Coreopsis lanceolata
Yes 2,000 0.95 Ln 2




This evergreen perennial likes full sun and well-drained soil. Can thrive in poor soils. Bright yellow flowers and grass-green foliage. Good for roadsides and pond banks. Zones 4-9. Coreopsis are the state wildflower of Florida.

Sun/Poor Soil/Drought Tolerance * Zones 4-9 * Yellow Flowers

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Little Bluestem-Schizachyrium scoparium 

Schizachyrium scoparium
Yes 1,000 0.80 Ln 2




Perennial grass with blue/green stems that turn mahogany-red in the fall. Wildfowl habitat and food source. Zones 3-9.

Sun/Partial Shade/Drought Tolerance * Wildfowl * Zones 3-9 * Medium Height

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