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Global Range: Andropogon arctatus occurs in a total of 23 counties in Florida - 11 with current EOs and 12 without. In Alabama, it is known from only two counties - currently in Covington, historically in Geneva. There is a specimen from Pamlico County, North Carolina, annotated by C. Campbell, an expert on this genus. Regardless of the correctness of the specimen's identity, its provenance (whether native or introduced) is highly questionable. In Florida, A. arctatus occurs from Leon County westward and from Brevard County southward, leaving a large area in the northeastern portion of the state in which it is nearly absent (records in Alachua and Clay Counties only). This anomaly needs explanation, for suitable habitat is certainly present.

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