Reptiles

Wax Myrtles grow in a variety of habitats, from dry, sandy pine flatwoods to moist, shady…

Exotic Introduced from tropical America, the water hyacinth has…

Growing to 8″ tall, Water Hemlock grows in swamps, marshes, and along…

Plants in the Milkweed family get their name from the thick, sticky, milky sap that oozes…

Common in open areas, this member of the aster family grows to 3″ tall. The…

A low (6″) growing shrub in the palm family, the saw palmetto is named for the…

Poison Ivy grows in many forms including as a small plant, a climbing vine,…

An invasive exotic species introduced from Brazil (originally from Africa) as…

Growing to 6″ tall, with clusters of 20-75 leaves, each about 30″…

An invasive exotic form the Mediterranean, Caesarweed has spread throughout…

Attacks by the Mexican Bromeliad Weevil, illegal collecting, and habitat loss are…

Thickets of Buttonbush line our boardwalk through the marsh. Flourishing in full…

Plant List A native epiphytic orchid of Florida, the butterfly orchid grows from the…

The most common South Florida Pine, the Slash Pine grows to 100″ with a…

Like Spanish Moss, Ball Moss is not a moss but a flowering plant in the Bromeliad family….

In late winter and early spring, before the leaves appear, clusters of tiny Red Maple…

Hundreds of tall (8-10″) hibiscus plants brighten our Tatum Sawgrass Marsh in…

Neither Spanish nor a moss Spanish Moss is a flowering plant that is a member of the…

A semi-parasitic shrub, Mistletoe has chlorophyll and produces its own food…

Often growing in large colonies via a vast system of underground runners, Lizard’s…

Named after the genus callicarpa, for the brightly colored magenta fruits, the Beauty…

Once common throughout North and Central Florida, Longleaf Pines were tapped to provide…

Small (30-35″), slender trees, willows grow throughout the swamp and along our…

A 40-50″ tall tree with a low, dense rounded crown spreading out to more than…