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A

Acer saccharum subsp. floridanum   Florida Maple
Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow
Acoelorraphe wrightii     Paurotis Palm, Everglades Palm
Acrostichum danaeifolium Giant Leather Fern
Agarista populifolia   Florida Hobblebush, Pipewood, Agarista
Amelanchier arborea   Serviceberry, Shadbush, Juneberry
Amorpha fruticosa   False Indigo-bush, Bastard-indigo
Amyris elemifera Torchwood, Sea Torchwood
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Andropogon glomeratus   Bushy Bluestem
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge Bluestem
Annona glabra   Pond-apple, Custard-apple
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine, Eastern Red Columbine
Aralia spinosa Devil's Walkingstick
Ardisia escallonioides   Marlberry, Marbleberry
Arisaema dracontium Green Dragon, Dragonroot
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit
Aristida stricta   Wiregrass
Aronia arbutifolia   Red Chokeberry
Asimina incana Polecat Bush, Flag Pawpaw, Woolly Pawpaw
Asimina obovata   Flag Pawpaw, Bigflower Pawpaw, Scrub Pawpaw
Asimina parviflora Smallflower Pawpaw
Asimina pygmea   Dwarf Pawpaw, Gopherberry
Asimina reticulata Dog-banana, Netted Pawpaw
Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw, Dog-banana, Indian-banana

B

Betula nigra   River Birch
Borrichia arborescens Shrubby Sea Ox-eye Daisy
Borrichia frutescens Sea-oxeye Daisy
Bourreria cassinifolia Little Strongbark, Smooth Strongbark
Bourreria succulenta Strongbark
Bursera simaruba   Gumbo-limbo, Tourist Tree
Byrsonima lucida Locustberry, Long Key Locustberry

C

Callicarpa americana   American Beautyberry
Canella winterana   Cinnamon Bark, Wild Cinnamon, Pepper Cinnamon
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum Bird Pepper
Cartrema americanum   Wild Olive, American Devilwood
Cartrema floridanum   Scrub Wild Olive
Casasia clusiifolia   Seven-year-apple
Celtis laevigata   Hackberry, Sugarberry
Celtis occidentalis Hackberry
Cephalanthus occidentalis   Buttonbush
Chamaecrista fasciculata   Sleeping Plant, Partridge-pea
Chasmanthium latifolium Indian Woodoats, Spikegrass
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum   Longleaf Woodoats
Chiococca alba Snowberry
Chionanthus pygmaeus Pigmy Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus   White Fringe Tree
Chrysobalanus icaco   Coco Plum, Cocoplum
Chrysophyllum oliviforme Satinleaf
Chrysopsis floridana Florida Goldenaster
Chrysopsis gossypina   Hairy Goldenaster
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Goldenaster
Cirsium horridulum Purple Thistle, Yellow Thistle
Citharexylum spinosum     Fiddlewood
Clematis baldwinii Pine-hyacinth
Clematis reticulata Netleaf Virgin's-bower
Clethra alnifolia Sweet Pepperbush
Clusia rosea Pitch-apple, Autograph Tree
Coccoloba diversifolia Pigeon Plum
Coccoloba uvifera   Seagrape
Coccothrinax argentata Florida Silver Palm
Coleataenia longiflora Ciliate Redtop Panicum
Colubrina arborescens Greenheart, Coffee Colubrina
Cornus alternifolia Alternate-leaved Dogwood, Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood, Silky Cornel
Cornus asperifolia Rough-leaf Cornel
Cornus florida   Flowering Dogwood
Cornus foemina Swamp Dogwood, Stiff Cornel
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn
Crataegus flava   Yellow Haw
Crataegus marshallii Parsley Hawthorn
Crataegus michauxii Michaux's Hawthorn
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn
Crossopetalum ilicifolium Quailberry, Christmasberry
Crossopetalum rhacoma Rhacoma, Maidenberry
Ctenium aromaticum Toothache Grass
Cynophalla flexuosa   Limber Caper, Bay-leaved Caper, Bay-leaved Capertree
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi, Leatherwood

D

Dalea carnea Hammock Prairie-clover, Whitetassels
Dalea feayi Prairie-clover, Scrub Prairie Clover
Dalea pinnata Summer Farewell
Diospyros virginiana Persimmon
Distichlis spicata Saltgrass
Drypetes diversifolia Milkbark, Whitewood
Drypetes lateriflora Guiana Plum

E

Echinacea purpurea   Eastern Purple Coneflower
Eragrostis elliottii   Elliott's Lovegrass
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass
Ernodea littoralis   Beach-creeper, Golden Creeper
Erythrina herbacea   Coralbean, Cherokee Bean
Eugenia axillaris   White Stopper
Eugenia confusa   Ironwood, Red-berry Stopper
Eugenia foetida   Spanish Stopper, Boxleaf Stopper
Eugenia rhombea   Red Stopper, Spiceberry
Euonymus americanus American Strawberry-bush
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Boneset
Eutrochium fistulosum   Joe-pye-weed, Queen-of-the-meadow
Exothea paniculata Inkwood

F

Fagus grandifolia   American Beech
Ficus aurea   Strangler Fig
Ficus citrifolia   Wild Banyan-tree
Forestiera segregata   Florida Privet, Florida Swampprivet
Frangula caroliniana   Carolina Buckthorn
Fraxinus americana White Ash
Fraxinus caroliniana Pop Ash, Water Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash

G

Gaillardia aestivalis Smooth-headed Blanket Flower; Gaillardia
Gaillardia pulchella   Blanket-flower, Gaillardia, Indian Blanket
Gaylussacia dumosa Dwarf Huckleberry
Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa Blue Huckleberry
Gaylussacia mosieri Wooly-berry
Gelsemium sempervirens   Yellow Jesamine, Carolina Jasamine
Gleditsia triacanthos Honey Locust
Guaiacum sanctum   Lignum-vitae
Guapira discolor Blolly, Beefwood
Gymnanthes lucida   Crabwood, Oysterwood

H

Halesia diptera   Twowing Silverbells
Hamamelis virginiana Witch-hazel
Hamelia patens   Firebush
Helianthus agrestis Southeastern Sunflower
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower; Narrow-leaved Sunflower
Helianthus carnosus Lakeside Sunflower, Flatwoods Sunflower
Helianthus debilis subsp. cucumerifolius   Cucumberleaf Dune Sunflower
Helianthus debilis subsp. debilis   East Coast Dune Sunflower
Helianthus debilis subsp. vestitus West Coast Dune Sunflower
Helianthus heterophyllus   Variableleaf Sunflower
Helianthus radula Rayless Sunflower
Helianthus spp.   Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides var. gracilis Smooth Oxeye
Hypericum cistifolium Roundpod St. John's-wort

I

Ilex ambigua Carolina Holly, Sand Holly
Ilex cassine   Dahoon Holly
Ilex cassine var. myrtifolia   Myrtle-leaf Holly
Ilex coriacea Large Gallberry
Ilex decidua Possum Haw
Ilex glabra Inkberry, Gallberry
Ilex krugiana Krug's Holly
Ilex opaca   American Holly
Ilex opaca var. arenicola Scrub Holly
Ilex verticillata Winterberry
Ilex vomitoria   Yaupon Holly
Ilex x attenuata   East Palatka Holly

J

Jacquemontia pentanthos Skyblue Jacquemontia, Skyblue Clustervine
Jacquemontia reclinata Beach Jacquemontia
Jacquinia keyensis Joewood
Juncus roemerianus Needle Rush
Juniperus virginiana     Eastern Red Cedar

K

Krugiodendron ferreum Black Ironwood, Leadwood

L

Lantana depressa var. depressa   Gold Lantana
Lantana involucrata   Wild Lantana, Wild Sage
Leucothrinax morrisii   Brittle Thatch Palm, Key Thatch Palm
Lindera benzoin Spicebush
Litsea aestivalis Pondspice
Lonicera sempervirens   Coral Honeysuckle
Lycium carolinianum Christmasberry
Lysiloma latisiliquum   Wild-tamarind, False Tamarind

M

Magnolia grandiflora   Southern Magnolia
Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei Ashe's Magnolia
Magnolia pyramidata Pyramid Magnolia
Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana   Sweet-bay Magnolia
Malus angustifolia Southern Crabapple
Manilkara jaimiqui subsp. emarginata Wild Dilly
Miconia bicolor   Florida Tetrazygia, West Indian-lilac, Florida Clover Ash
Mitchella repens Partridge Berry, Twinberry
Morella caroliniensis   Swamp Candleberry, Evergreen Bayberry
Morella cerifera     Wax Myrtle
Morella inodora   Odorless Wax Myrtle
Morus rubra Red Mulberry
Mosiera longipes   Long-stalked Stopper, Trailing Eugenia
Muhlenbergia capillaris   Hairgrass, Muhly Grass
Myrcia neopallens   Pale Lidflower, Spicewood
Myrcia zuzygium   Myrtle-of-the-river
Myrcianthes fragrans   Simpson's Stopper, Twinberry
Myrsine cubana     Myrsine, Colicwood

N

Nekemias arborea   Pepper-vine
Nelumbo lutea   Lotus-lily, Yellow Lotus, American Lotus
Nyssa aquatica Water Tupelo
Nyssa biflora   Swamp Black Gum, Swamp Tupelo
Nyssa ogeche Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee-lime
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum, Tupelo

O

Oenothera laciniata     Cutleaf Evening-primrose

P

Parthenocissus quinquefolia   Woodbine, Virginia Creeper
Passiflora incarnata Passion Vine, Maypop, Purple Passion Flower
Passiflora multiflorus Whiteflower Passionflower, White-flowered Passionflower
Persea borbonia var. borbonia   Red Bay
Persea humilis   Scrub Bay
Persea palustris Swamp Bay
Phoebanthus spp.   Phoebanthus
Phytolacca americana Pokeweed
Picramnia pentandra Florida Bitterbush
Pinus echinata Shortleaf Pine
Pinus glabra Spruce Pine
Pinus palustris   Longleaf Pine
Pinus serotina Pond Pine
Pinus taeda   Loblolly Pine
Pithecellobium keyense   Florida Keys Blackbead
Pithecellobium unguis-cati   Cat's-claw, Catclaw Blackbead
Polygonum nesomii   Largeflower Jointweed, Sandhill Wireweed
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed
Prunus angustifolia   Chickasaw Plum
Prunus caroliniana Cherry-laurel, Laurel Cherry
Prunus geniculata Scrub Plum
Prunus myrtifolia West Indian Cherry
Prunus serotina Black Cherry
Prunus umbellata   Hog Plum, Flatwoods Plum
Psychotria ligustrifolia Bahama Wild-coffee
Psychotria nervosa   Shiny-leaf Wild-coffee, Wild Coffee
Psychotria nervosa   Dwarf Shiny-leaf Wild-coffee "Little Psycho"
Psychotria tenuifolia   Dull-leaf Wild-coffee, Shortleaf Wild Coffee

Q

Quadrella jamaicensis     Jamaica Caper-tree
Quercus austrina Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak
Quercus chapmanii Chapman's Oak
Quercus falcata Spanish Oak, Southern Red Oak
Quercus geminata   Sand Live Oak
Quercus hemispherica   Diamond Oak, Sand Laurel Oak, Upland Laurel Oak
Quercus inopina Scrub Oak
Quercus laevis Turkey Oak
Quercus laurifolia Laurel Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak
Quercus lyrata Overcup Oak
Quercus michauxii Basket Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Cow Oak
Quercus myrtifolia Myrtle Oak
Quercus nigra Water Oak
Quercus pagoda Cherrybark Oak
Quercus phellos Willow Oak
Quercus pumila Running Oak, Runner Oak
Quercus shumardii   Shumard Oak
Quercus stellata Post Oak
Quercus velutina Black Oak
Quercus virginiana   Live Oak

R

Randia aculeata White Indigo Berry
Ratibida pinnata Prairie Coneflower
Reynosia septentrionalis Darling Plum, Red Ironwood
Rhizophora mangle Red Mangrove
Rhus aromatica   Fragrant Sumac
Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac
Rivina humilis   Rouge Plant
Rosa carolina Carolina Rose
Rosa palustris Swamp Rose
Roystonea regia   Royal Palm
Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower
Rudbeckia graminifolia   Grassleaf Coneflower
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia laciniata Cutleaf Coneflower
Rudbeckia mollis   Softhair Coneflower
Rudbeckia spp.   Blackeyed-susan

S

Sabal etonia Scrub Palmetto
Sabal minor   Dwarf Palmetto, Blue-stem Palmetto
Sabal palmetto   Cabbage Palm, Sabal Palm
Saccharum giganteum Sugarcane Plumegrass
Sagittaria graminea Grassy Arrowhead
Sagittaria lancifolia Duck Potato, Lance-leaved Arrowhead, Bulltongue Arrowhead
Sagittaria latifolia Wapato, Common Arrowhead
Salvia coccinea   Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood Sage
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Elderberry, American Elder
Sapindus saponaria Wingleaf Soapberry
Sassafras albidum Sassafras
Saururus cernuus Lizard's-tail
Scaevola plumieri Beachberry, Inkberry, Gullfeed
Schaefferia frutescens Yellowwood, Florida Boxood
Schoenoplectus californicus   Giant Bulrush
Schoenoplectus pungens Three-square, Threesquare Bulrush
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass
Serenoa repens   Saw Palmetto
Sideroxylon alachuense   Alachua Buckthorn,silver Buckthorn, Clark's Buckthorn
Sideroxylon celastrinum Saffron-plum
Sideroxylon foetidissimum     Mastic, False Mastic, Wild Olive
Sideroxylon salicifolium   Willow-bustic, White Bully
Sideroxylon tenax     Tough Buckthorn, Tough Bully
Silphium asteriscus   Starry Rosinweed
Silphium compositum Kidneyleaf Rosinweed
Simarouba glauca Paradise Tree, Bitterwood
Solidago odora var. chapmanii   Chapman's Goldenrod
Sophora tomentosa var. truncata Yellow Necklacepod
Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indiangrass
Spartina alterniflora Saltmarsh Cordgrass, Smooth Cordgrass
Spartina patens Marshhay Cordgrass
Spartina spartinae Gulf Cordgrass
Styrax americanus American Snowbell
Styrax grandifolius Snowbell, Bigleaf Snowbell
Symphyotrichum chapmanii   Savannah Aster

T

Taxodium ascendens   Pond Cypress
Taxodium distichum   Bald Cypress
Taxus floridana Florida Yew
Thrinax radiata Florida Thatch Palm
Torreya taxifolia Florida Torreya
Tripsacum dactyloides   Eastern Gamagrass, Fakahatchee Grass
Tripsacum floridanum   Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass, Florida Gamagrass

U

Ulmus alata   Winged Elm
Ulmus americana   American Elm
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar Elm
Ulmus rubra Red Elm, Slippery Elm
Uniola paniculata Sea Oats

V

Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry, Farkleberry
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium darrowii Darrow's Blueberry
Vaccinium myrsinites Shiny Blueberry
Vaccinium stamineum Deerberry
Vachellia choriophylla   Cinnecord, Tamarindillo, Thornless Acacia
Vachellia farnesiana     Sweet Acacia
Vallesia antillana Pearl Berry, Tearshrub
Varronia globosa   Bloodberry, Butterfly-sage, Curacao Bush
Viburnum acerifolium   Maple-leaved Viburnum
Viburnum dentatum   Southern Arrowwood
Viburnum nudum Possum Haw
Viburnum obovatum   Walter's Viburnum
Viburnum obovatum   Walter's Viburnum "Mrs .Schillers Delight"
Viburnum obovatum Walter's Viburnum "Withlacoochee"
Viburnum rufidulum Southern Black Haw, Rusty Blackhaw

X

Ximenia americana Tallowwood, Hog-plum

Z

Zanthoxylum clava-herculis   Hercules-club
Zanthoxylum fagara   Wild-lime, Colina, Lime Pricklyash