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A couple of points:
1. Casuarina equestifolia is indeed the proper Latin name of what everyone in 
Florida calls "Australian Pine". There are, I believe, two species found in 
Florida - one with shorter needles along the coast that reproduces mainly by 
seed and another longer leafed variety that spreads by suckers. The later is 
the type originally employed by farmers down here as a wind break between 
fields. The former is ubiquitous to tropical coasts worldwide - it's seeds 
being spread by the sea. The Mellaluca or "paperbark" our Australian friend 
refers to is another story altogether.
Dwight's hairgrass is, I believe, Eleocharis geniculata - a tough little 
spikerush. I sent some to Tom - what do you think?

Bob Olesen
West Palm Beach