Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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Sunday June 2
Wild Florida Photo will be a vendor at the Pawpaw Chapter Florida Native Plant Society 2013 Native Plant Sale in South Daytona on June 2, 10am-2pm. Florida Botanical Explorers will be the Noon presentation at this event.
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Locations where you can buy Wild Florida Photos
Gift shop in the Craft Square at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs.
Select Wild Florida Photo greeting cards and matted prints are now available at the Lyonia Environmental Center gift shop.
French naturalist and botanist Andre Michaux discovered this cupgrass that was later named for him near Fort Matanzas in 1788.
Michaux's cupgrass is a frequent grass of wet hammocks and flatwoods, riverbanks, fresh water and brackish marshes throughout much of Florida except the western panhandle.
The range extends into Alabama, Georgia & South Carolina.
This is a perennial grass with erect, stout, unbranched culms up to 6-1/2 feet tall with leaves up to two feet long and from 1/3 to 2/3 inch wide. Leaf blades are usually flat with a prominent midrib and scabrous margins. The inflorescence of Eriochloa michauxii is a terminal panicle up to a foot long with the rachis and pedicels usually pilose. Spikelets are often purplish, up to almost a quarter inch long with a smooth hard cuplike protuberance at the base.
The genus name Eriochloa is made up of the Greek words erion (wool) and chloé (grass), a reference to the pubescent spikelets and pedicels.
A second variety of this species - E. michauxii simpsonii - occurs only in the southwest Florida counties of Lee, Collier & Monroe and has narrower leaf blades that are less than a quarter inch wide. This subspecies is named for Joseph Simpson, the brother of Charles Torrey Simpson another of "Florida's Botanical Explorers".
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