Sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) is the primary plant in the book River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas. This term later became synonymous with the Everglades. Sawgrass, not actually a grass, is in the sedge family, with long, sharply-toothed leaves.
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Achenes (seeds) grow inside the sawgrass flowers and provide an important source of energy for migrating waterfowl. Discover more about this Florida-native plant in the UF IFAS Weekly "What is it?" post.

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