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Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass - Tripsacum floridanum

Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass - Tripsacum floridanum

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•Status in Florida: Native

•Size at Maturity: Typically grows 1 to 3 feet tall.

•Phenology: Perennial grass with dense, tufted growth habit, narrow leaves, and inconspicuous flowers that form in terminal spikes.

•Life Cycle: Perennial

•Bloom Season: Summer

•Deciduous, Dioecious, Evergreen: Evergreen

•Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade

•Soil Texture: Well-drained sandy or loamy soils; tolerant of various soil types

•Soil pH: Tolerant of a wide range, but prefers slightly acidic to neutral (pH 5.5-7.0)

•Moisture Requirements: Prefers moderately moist to wet soil, but can tolerate occasional flooding and short periods of drought once established

•Tolerance to Salt Spray: Low tolerance

•Recommended Landscape Uses: Native plant gardens, rain gardens, naturalized areas, wetland restoration projects

•Maintenance Tips: Low maintenance; prune back in late winter to early spring to remove old growth and promote new growth; may benefit from occasional fertilization with a balanced fertilizer

•Considerations: Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass is typically found in wetland habitats and may require consistently moist soil to thrive in garden settings.

•Deer and/or Rabbit Resistance: Moderately resistant; typically not preferred by deer or rabbits

•Edible: Not typically consumed

•Medicinal Uses: Not commonly used in herbal medicine

•Toxicity to Pets: Not known to be toxic to pets, but ingestion of large quantities of plant material may cause gastrointestinal upset.

•Florida Native Companion Plant: Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia spp.), Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor)

•Wildlife Benefit: Provides habitat and food for various insects and birds; may attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. it serves as the larval host plant to the Byssus Skipper butterfly.

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