Florida Toothachegrass – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month

Florida Toothachegrass

Ctenium floridanum

Seeds of the Florida Toothachegrass


Florida toothachegrass is a perennial grass that has wide, bright green basal leaves and tall (2-3 ft) flowering stems. Flower clusters are narrow spikes held singly at the top of the stem, spikelets are held on one side of the spike and begin to curl as they dry out in the fall.

You’ll find this species in Florida sandhills and other dry or moist pinelands. Despite the interesting seed head, this plant reproduces vegetatively, sending up new shoots from the rhizomes.

Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://georgiabiodiversity.org/natels/profile?es_id=20783

Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/ 


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Posted: October 1, 2023

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

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