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West Indian marsh grass is believed to have been introduced into Florida more than thirty years ago. Herbarium specimens indicate that the first report of the plant in Florida was in a ponded pasture in Palm Beach Co. West Indian marsh grass is used as forage in the neotropics, especially in Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba. Whether this introduction was intentional or not has not been determined.

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