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Leptochloa virgata (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois. Tropical Sprangletop. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Depression marshes, sinkholes, disturbed uplands and wetlands, also as a waif at wool-combing mill and on ballast at old seaports. Dist: S. TX south to Argentina; s. FL; West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, ETx1, FlGr, FNA25, HC, K3, K4, Mex, SFla, Tx, WH3; = n/a – RAB; > Leptochloa domingensis (Jacq.) Trin. – S13; > Leptochloa virgata (L.) P.Beauv. – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC

Heliophily: 9

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