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A

Acer rubrum   Red Maple
Aesculus pavia Red Buckeye
Agalinis fasciculata Beach False Foxglove
Aletris lutea Yellow Colic-root
Allium canadense Meadow Garlic
Alnus serrulata Hazel Alder, Smooth Alder
Amorpha fruticosa   False Indigo-bush, Bastard-indigo
Amorpha herbacea   Cluster-spike Indigo-bush
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Andropogon glomeratus   Bushy Bluestem
Andropogon virginicus Broomsedge Bluestem
Aralia spinosa Devil's Walkingstick
Argemone albiflora White Prickly-poppy, Bluestem Prickly-poppy
Argemone mexicana Yellow Prickly-poppy
Aristida stricta   Wiregrass
Arnoglossum ovatum   Ovateleaf Indian Plantain
Aronia arbutifolia   Red Chokeberry
Asclepias humistrata Sandhill Milkweed, Pinewoods Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata   Rose Or Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias lanceolata Red Milkweed, Few-flower Milkweed
Asclepias perennis   Aquatic Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias tomentosa   Velvetleaf Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa   Butterflyweed, Orange Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata Whorl-leaf Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed.
Asimina incana Polecat Bush, Flag Pawpaw, Woolly Pawpaw
Asimina parviflora Smallflower Pawpaw
Asimina pygmea   Dwarf Pawpaw, Gopherberry
Asplenium spp.   Spleenwort
Athyrium filix-femina Southern Lady Fern

B

Baccharis halimifolia   Groundsel Tree, Sea Myrtle, Salt Bush
Bacopa caroliniana Blue Waterhyssop, Lemon Hyssop
Bacopa monnieri Water Hyssop, Herb-of-grace
Balduina angustifolia Coastalplain Honeycombhead, Yellow Buttons
Batis maritima Saltwort, Turtleweed
Bejaria racemosa   Tarflower, Flyweed
Betula nigra   River Birch
Bidens alba Beggarticks
Bidens laevis Burmarigold, Smooth Beggarticks
Bidens mitis Smallfruit Beggarticks
Bignonia capreolata   Crossvine
Boehmeria cylindrica Small-spike False-nettle, Bog Hemp
Boltonia asteroides Marsh Boltonia, White Doll's Daisy
Borrichia frutescens Sea-oxeye Daisy
Botrychium biternatum   Southern Grape-fern

C

Cakile lanceolata Coastal Searocket
Callicarpa americana   American Beautyberry
Callisia spp.   Roseling, Spiderwort
Campsis radicans Trumpet-vine, Trumpet Creeper
Canna flaccida   Golden Canna, Bandana-of-the-Everglades
Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum Bird Pepper
Carex gholsonii Gholson's Sedge
Carphephorus corymbosus Coastal-plain Chaffhead
Carphephorus odoratissimus Vanilla-plant, Deer's Tongue, Florida Paintbrush
Carphephorus paniculatus Deer Tongue, Hairy Trilisa
Carpinus caroliniana Musclewood, Hornbeam, Blue-beech
Cartrema americanum   Wild Olive, American Devilwood
Carya aquatica Water Hickory
Carya glabra Pignut Hickory
Carya tomentosa   Mockernut Hickory
Castanea pumila Ashe's Chinquapin, Trailing Chinquapin
Celtis laevigata   Hackberry, Sugarberry
Centrosema virginianum Spurred Butterfly Pea
Cephalanthus occidentalis   Buttonbush
Cercis canadensis   Eastern Redbud
Chamaecrista fasciculata   Sleeping Plant, Partridge-pea
Chasmanthium latifolium Indian Woodoats, Spikegrass
Chasmanthium sessiliflorum   Longleaf Woodoats
Chionanthus virginicus   White Fringe Tree
Chrysopsis gossypina   Hairy Goldenaster
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Goldenaster
Cirsium horridulum Purple Thistle, Yellow Thistle
Cladium jamaicense Sawgrass
Clematis crispa Swamp Leather Flower
Clematis reticulata Netleaf Virgin's-bower
Clethra alnifolia Sweet Pepperbush
Clinopodium brownei   Browne's Savory
Cnidoscolus stimulosus Tread-Softly; Finger-rot
Coleataenia longiflora Ciliate Redtop Panicum
Conoclinium coelestinum Mistflower, Blue Mistflower
Coreopsis floridana Florida Tickseed
Coreopsis gladiata Southeastern Tickseed
Coreopsis linifolia Texas Tickseed
Coreopsis nudata Swamp Tickseed, Georgia Tickseed
Cornus asperifolia Rough-leaf Cornel
Cornus florida   Flowering Dogwood
Cornus foemina Swamp Dogwood, Stiff Cornel
Crataegus aestivalis May Haw, Apple Haw
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn
Crataegus marshallii Parsley Hawthorn
Crataegus michauxii Michaux's Hawthorn
Crocanthemum spp.   Rockrose
Ctenium aromaticum Toothache Grass
Cyrilla racemiflora Titi, Leatherwood

D

Dalea carnea Hammock Prairie-clover, Whitetassels
Dalea pinnata Summer Farewell
Diospyros virginiana Persimmon
Dryopteris ludoviciana Southern Wood Fern
Dyschoriste humistrata Swamp Twinflower
Dyschoriste oblongifolia Twinflower, Oblongleaf Twinflower

E

Elephantopus elatus Elephant's-foot
Eragrostis elliottii   Elliott's Lovegrass
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass
Erigeron quercifolius   Oakleaf Fleabane
Eryngium aquaticum Corn Snakeroot
Eryngium yuccifolium Button Snakeroot, Rattlenakemaster
Erythrina herbacea   Coralbean, Cherokee Bean
Euonymus americanus American Strawberry-bush
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common Boneset
Euphorbia cyathophora   Painted-leaf, Wild Poinsettia
Euphorbia heterophylla   Fiddler's Spurge, Mexican Fireplant
Euthamia spp.   Flattop Goldenrod

F

Forestiera segregata   Florida Privet, Florida Swampprivet
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
Galactia elliottii White Milkpea
Gaylussacia dumosa Dwarf Huckleberry
Gaylussacia frondosa var. tomentosa Blue Huckleberry
Gelsemium rankinii Odorless Jessamine
Gelsemium sempervirens   Yellow Jesamine, Carolina Jasamine
Geobalanus oblongifolius   Gopher-apple
Gonolobus suberosus   Anglepod Milkvine, Anularfruit Milkvine
Gordonia lasianthus   Loblolly-bay

H

Hamamelis virginiana Witch-hazel
Helenium spp.   Sneezeweed
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower; Narrow-leaved Sunflower
Helianthus radula Rayless Sunflower
Helianthus spp.   Sunflower
Hibiscus aculeatus Pineland Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheutos Swamp Mallow, Swamp Hibiscus, Swamp Rosemallow
Hydrangia barbara   Cowitch-vine, Climbing Hydrangea
Hydrocotyle umbellata Marsh Penny-wort
Hydrolea corymbosa   Skyflower
Hypericum cistifolium Roundpod St. John's-wort
Hypericum fasciculatum Sandweed
Hypericum hypericoides St. Andrew's-cross
Hypericum myrtifolium Myrtle-leaf St. John's-wort
Hypericum tenuifolium   Atlantic St. John's-wort
Hypericum tetrapetalum Four-petal St. Peter's-wort
Hyptis alata Musky Bushmint

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 opaca   American Holly
Ilex vomitoria   Yaupon Holly
Ipomoea cordatotriloba Tievine
Ipomoea hederifolia Scarlet Morningglory
Ipomoea imperati Beach Morningglory
Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis   Railroadvine, Lavender Goatfoot Morning-glory
Ipomoea sagittata Glades Morning-glory
Ipomopsis rubra   Standing-cypress
Iris savannarum Prairie Iris, Savanna Iris
Iris virginica Virginia Iris, Southern Blue-flag
Itea virginica   Virginia-willow, Sweetspire
Iva imbricata Seacoast Sumpweed

J

Juncus effusus Soft Rush
Juncus roemerianus Needle Rush
Juniperus virginiana     Eastern Red Cedar

K

Kosteletzkya pentacarpos   Saltmarsh Mallow

L

Lachnanthes caroliana Redroot
Lachnocaulon anceps Whitehead Bogbutton
Leucothoe axillaris Coastal Dog-hobble
Liatris chapmanii Chapman's Blazing-star, Chapman's Gayfeather
Liatris elegans Blazing-star
Liatris gracilis Slender Blazing-star
Liatris spicata   Spiked Blazing-star, Gayfeather
Liatris spp. Blazing-star
Liatris tenuifolia Shortleaf Blazing-star, Shortleaf Gayfeather
Lilium catesbaei Pine Lily
Linaria canadensis   Canadian Toadflax
Liquidambar styraciflua   Sweetgum
Liriodendron tulipifera   Tulip-tree, Yellow-poplar
Litsea aestivalis Pondspice
Lobelia cardinalis   Cardinal Flower
Lonicera sempervirens   Coral Honeysuckle
Ludwigia repens Creeping Seedbox
Lupinus diffusus Sky Blue Lupine
Lupinus perrenis Sundial Lupine
Lygodesmia aphylla Rose-rush
Lyonia ferruginea Rusty Lyonia
Lyonia fruticosa Staggerbush
Lyonia lucida Fetterbush, Shiny Lyonia
Lyonia mariana Piedmont Staggerbush
Lythrum alatum var. lanceolatum Loosestrife

M

Magnolia grandiflora   Southern Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana   Sweet-bay Magnolia
Marshallia graminifolia Grassleaf Barbara's Buttons
Melanthera nivea Snow Squarestem, Salt & Pepper
Mimosa quadrivalvis     Florida Sensitive Brier
Mimosa strigillosa   Sunshine Mimosa, Powderpuff
Mitchella repens Partridge Berry, Twinberry
Monarda punctata   Dotted Horsemint
Morella caroliniensis   Swamp Candleberry, Evergreen Bayberry
Morella cerifera     Wax Myrtle
Morus rubra Red Mulberry
Muhlenbergia capillaris   Hairgrass, Muhly Grass

N

Nekemias arborea   Pepper-vine
Nuphar advena   Cowlily, Spatterdock
Nymphaea odorata   White Water-lily
Nymphoides aquatica Floating Hearts
Nyssa biflora   Swamp Black Gum, Swamp Tupelo
Nyssa ogeche Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee-lime
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum, Tupelo

O

Oclemena reticulata   White-top Aster
Oenothera laciniata     Cutleaf Evening-primrose
Oplismenus setarius   Bristle Basketgrass
Opuntia spp.   Erect Prickly-pear Cactus
Orontium aquaticum Golden-club, Neverwet
Osmunda regalis var. spectabilis Royal Fern
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum     Cinnamon Fern
Ostrya virginiana American Hophornbeam, Eastern Hophornbeam, Ironwood
Oxalis corniculata   Common Yellow Woodsorrel

P

Palafoxia integrifolia Many-wings, Coastalplain Palafox
Panicum hemitomon Maidencane
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Parthenocissus quinquefolia   Woodbine, Virginia Creeper
Passiflora incarnata Passion Vine, Maypop, Purple Passion Flower
Peltandra sagittifolia Spoonflower, White Arrow Arum
Penstemon multiflorus     Manyflower Beardtongue
Persea borbonia var. borbonia   Red Bay
Persea palustris Swamp Bay
Phlebodium aureum   Golden Polypody Fern
Phlox spp.   Phlox
Phyla nodiflora Frogfruit, Turkey Tangle Fogfruit, Capeweed
Physalis walteri   Walter's Groundcherry
Physostegia leptophylla Slenderleaf Obedient Plant
Physostegia purpurea Obedient Plant, Eastern False Dragonhead
Phytolacca americana Pokeweed
Pinus clausa Sand Pine
Pinus elliottii   Slash Pine
Pinus glabra Spruce Pine
Pinus palustris   Longleaf Pine
Pinus taeda   Loblolly Pine
Pityopsis graminifolia   Silk-grass, Silkgrass
Pluchea spp.   Camphor-weed
Pluchia odorata   Sweetscent
Pogonia ophioglossoides Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern
Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed
Prunus americana   Wild Plum
Prunus angustifolia   Chickasaw Plum
Prunus caroliniana Cherry-laurel, Laurel Cherry
Prunus serotina Black Cherry
Prunus umbellata   Hog Plum, Flatwoods Plum
Psilotum nudum Whisk Fern
Ptelea trifoliata Wafer-ash, Common Hoptree
Pteridium aquilinum Bracken Fern
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus   False Dandelion, Carolina Dessert Chickory

Q

Quercus austrina Bluff Oak, Bastard White Oak
Quercus chapmanii Chapman's Oak
Quercus geminata   Sand Live Oak
Quercus hemispherica   Diamond Oak, Sand Laurel Oak, Upland Laurel 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 shumardii   Shumard Oak
Quercus stellata Post Oak
Quercus virginiana   Live Oak

R

Rhexia spp.   Meadow-beauty
Rhododendron canescens Wild Azalea, Piedmont Azalea, Pinxter Azalea
Rhododendron viscosum Swamp Azalea
Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac
Rhynchospora colorata   Fineleaf Whitetop Sedge, Starrush Whitetop
Rhynchospora latifolia   Giant Whitetop, Sandswamp Whitetop
Rosa palustris Swamp Rose
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia mollis   Softhair Coneflower
Rudbeckia spp.   Blackeyed-susan
Ruellia caroliniensis Carolina Wildpetunia, Wild Petunia
Ruellia noctiflora Nightflowering Wild Petunia

S

Sabal minor   Dwarf Palmetto, Blue-stem Palmetto
Sabal palmetto   Cabbage Palm, Sabal Palm
Sabatia brevifolia Shortleaf Rosegentian
Sabatia decandra   Bartram's Marsh-pink
Saccharum giganteum Sugarcane Plumegrass
Sagittaria graminea Grassy Arrowhead
Sagittaria lancifolia Duck Potato, Lance-leaved Arrowhead, Bulltongue Arrowhead
Salix caroliniana Carolina Willow, Coastalplain Willow
Salix nigra Black Willow
Salvia azurea   Blue Sage, Azure Blue Sage
Salvia lyrata Lyre-leaved Sage
Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis Elderberry, American Elder
Sarracenia minor Hooded Pitcherplant
Sarracenia psittacina Parrot Pitcher Plant
Sassafras albidum Sassafras
Saururus cernuus Lizard's-tail
Schoenoplectus pungens Three-square, Threesquare Bulrush
Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass
Scutellaria integrifolia Rough Skullcap, Helmet Skullcap
Serenoa repens   Saw Palmetto
Sesuvium portulacastrum Sea-purslane, Shoreline Seapurslane, Cenicilla
Seymeria spp.   Blacksenna
Sideroxylon alachuense   Alachua Buckthorn,silver Buckthorn, Clark's Buckthorn
Sideroxylon tenax     Tough Buckthorn, Tough Bully
Silphium compositum Kidneyleaf Rosinweed
Sisyrinchium angustifolium     Pointed Blue-eyed-grass
Solidago odora   Sweet Goldenrod, Anise-scented Goldenrod
Solidago odora var. chapmanii   Chapman's Goldenrod
Solidago sempervirens   Seaside Goldenrod
Solidago stricta Wand Goldenrod, Slender Goldenrod, Smooth Goldenrod
Sorghastrum secundum Lopsided Indiangrass
Spartina patens Marshhay Cordgrass
Spiranthes odorata Fragrant Ladies'-tresses, Lesser Ladiestresses
Sporobolus junceus   Pineywoods Dropseed
Sporobolus virginicus Seashore Dropseed
Stachys floridana Florida Hedgenettle, Florida Betony
Stenanthium densum   Crow Poison, Osceloa's Plume
Stokesia laevis   Stokesia. Stoke's Aster
Styrax americanus American Snowbell
Symphyotrichum adnatum   Scaleleaf Aster, Clasping Aster
Symphyotrichum carolinianum   Climbing Aster
Symphyotrichum concolor   Eastern Silver Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum   Bush Aster, Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum elliottii   Elliott's Aster

T

Taxodium ascendens   Pond Cypress
Taxodium distichum   Bald Cypress
Teucrium canadense Wood-sage, Canadian Germander
Thalia geniculata   Alligator Flag, Fireflag
Thelypteris kunthii Southern Shield Fern
Thelypteris spp.   Maiden Fern
Tiedemannia filiformis subsp. filiformis   Water Cowbane
Tilia americana   Basswood, American Linden, Bee Tree
Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort, Bluejacket
Triadenum virginicum   Virginia Marsh St. John's-wort
Trichostema dichotomum Forked Bluecurls
Tripsacum dactyloides   Eastern Gamagrass, Fakahatchee Grass

U

Ulmus alata   Winged Elm
Ulmus americana   American Elm
Uniola paniculata Sea Oats
Uvularia spp.   Bellwort, Merrybells

V

Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry, Farkleberry
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry
Vaccinium myrsinites Shiny Blueberry
Vaccinium stamineum Deerberry
Verbesina virginica Frostweed, White Crownbeard
Vernonia angustifolia Narrow-leaf Ironweed, Tall
Vernonia gigantea Tall Ironweed
Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed
Viburnum dentatum   Southern Arrowwood
Viburnum nudum Possum Haw
Viburnum obovatum   Walter's Viburnum
Viola spp. Violet

W

Wisteria frutescens   American Wisteria
Woodwardia areolata Netted Chain Fern
Woodwardia virginica Chain Fern

Y

Yucca aloifolia   Spanish Bayonet, Aloe Yucca
Yucca filamentosa   Adam's Needle, Beargrass
Yucca gloriosa Spanish Dagger, Moundlily Yucca

Z

Zanthoxylum clava-herculis   Hercules-club
Zephyranthes atamasca     Zephyr Lily, Rainlily, Atamasco Lily